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Started by Hijiri Byakuren, March 08, 2016, 11:38:43 PM

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Shiranu

AI's interpretation of those two Nazi-looking Italian police officers I shared earlier. Yall shouldn't have told me about AI art, this stuff fascinates me. I think it captured the "soul" of the Nazi look quite well.



Also, just like the colors of this one...

All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Unbeliever

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Hydra009


Gawdzilla Sama

Inspiration! Me and my marijuana card are going to cruise Deviant Art.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Hydra009


Shiranu

Gwozdziec synagogue, originally in Ukraine and re-created in Poland, sometime before WW2 and the engineering that made it an almost Persian temple supported by a hanging domed roof, inside a... Buddhist/Ukrainian Slavic/Nordic hybrid exterior temple much tastefully linear in design?

 Gwoździec - Synagoga.jpg
Wooden Synagogue in Hvizdets' (Gwoździec) - Drawings 05.jpg
The Gwoździec Synagogue – Smarthistory
  GWOZDZIEC SYNAGOGUE WALLS — Handshouse Studio 
Wooden Synagogue in Hvizdets' (Gwoździec) - Bimah.jpg
 
This was itself a reconstruction; the original temple had been destroyed by the Russians in 1919 - it was not unique in that regard... "the" Ukraine was an incredibly tolerant region (quite strongly... relatively speaking) towards the Jews for hundreds upon hundreds of years... going back all the way to the Kievian Rus' (Slavic-Viking Ukraine) in the 900s.

There is no telling how many beautiful pieces of architecture like this across Eastern Europe, and how many artistic marvels of Europe were torn down in various pogroms or, baring that, bombed into oblivion in the 20th century... but can you imagine a world where this architecture was the norm? Instead we get the Fascist Brutalist/Capitalist-love child of modern architecture.

And now we are destroying the remaining cultural artifacts yet again, and the West is falling into it's old nationalist, anti-Semitic "blame the Jews!" anger again as the economy declines and things destabilize.

Fucking humans man, the memory of a 10-year old dead goldfish.

Well, here is a reconstruction to at least have a sense of how colorful and beautiful of experience this must have been, so that's nice.

Gwozdziec synagogue hi-res stock photography and images - Alamy 
Replica of Gwozdziec synagogue ceiling, Poland. | Synagogue, Jewish art,  Museum

All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Shiranu

#1041
Seriously though, the more I stare at that diagram... the more I fall in love with mathematics.

The Romans were wine-drunken children making scribbles when it comes to some of the Eastern architecture and geometric mathematical understanding these people had.
All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

drunkenshoe

It's highly likely that those were added and added in different times, but not planned and made in one go. It's not a surprise that it's very different than the architecture a culture bent on invasion and centralisation produced. It comes from the tabernacle; a tent. Jews are originally nomads.

On the other hand, Romans are invaders and ruled over masses and masses. They've become imperial, and so have their architecture. It's imposing. It's meant to make you feel small and be subjected to. It doesn't need to be telling much in detail or prove anything other than how big it is. It's profane -as in from and to this world- and it needs to impose. Well, all architecture impose by default, because you can't naturally ignore it, but centralised army and administration carry it to huge scales. You don't build aqueducts, roads and bridges that last for thousands of years to evoke divinity, you build them to carry armies, spread and rule over.
"science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. ıt is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good." - tp

Shiranu

Quote from: drunkenshoe on November 22, 2022, 01:33:47 AMIt's highly likely that those were added and added in different times, but not planned and made in one go. It's not a surprise that it's very different than the architecture a culture bent on invasion and centralisation produced. It comes from the tabernacle; a tent. Jews are originally nomads.
That's a good point, I hadn't really considered that - that honestly makes it more and more romantic to me.

QuoteOn the other hand, Romans are invaders and ruled over masses and masses. They've become imperial, and so have their architecture. It's imposing. It's meant to make you feel small and be subjected to. It doesn't need to be telling much in detail or prove anything other than how big it is. It's profane -as in from and to this world- and it needs to impose. Well, all architecture impose by default, because you can't naturally ignore it, but centralised army and administration carry it to huge scales.

I have nothing to really add to this; as you said, it really is profane - though I would include it in it's verb form (to treat with disrespect) as well.

QuoteYou don't build aqueducts, roads and bridges that last for thousands of years to evoke divinity, you build them to carry armies, spread and rule over.

I'm saving this one for later, because it captures in one sentence what takes me 10 sentences to say.
All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

drunkenshoe

[Profane does not have a derog. meaning there though. It just means, it is a worldly culture. As opposed to Egyptians as the classic examples goes. Which I think the point you have a beef with. LOL]
"science is not about building a body of known 'facts'. ıt is a method for asking awkward questions and subjecting them to a reality-check, thus avoiding the human tendency to believe whatever makes us feel good." - tp

Hydra009



It's a type of long-tailed tit native to Japan.


Gawdzilla Sama

We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

the_antithesis


Mike Cl

Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on December 01, 2022, 12:03:14 PMWhat's the bird?
Japanese long-tailed tit

I heard they are fun to play with.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?<br />Then he is not omnipotent,<br />Is he able but not willing?<br />Then whence cometh evil?<br />Is he neither able or willing?<br />Then why call him god?