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Weird Artworks of Ancient Times

Weird Artworks of Ancient Times

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Have you ever made sketch in a sheet of paper? Yes? That is an art. Arts is anything, depends on how you interpret it yourself. There are different types of art, painting is one. Sculptures and handicrafts are also considered pieces of art. Acting and poetry is also an art. There a various type of art but they all have only one objective: to tell a story. Art also plays a huge part on cultures since ancient times but most ancient pieces of art are a bit odd but have hidden meanings. Here are some strange artworks you’ll love to see:

He-Gassen

A  Japanese art scroll that was translated as “Fart battle” created during the Edo period by an unknown artist/s . Most people would look on this Japanese art are portraying various men and women engaged in flatulent combat as 200-year-old toilet humor. But the artwork, known as He-gassen or fart battle, is in fact a pointed comment on political and social changes in Japan. The scroll show a number of different scenes that are all linked by the fact that at least one character is directing a devastating blast of fart towards another character and it turns out that it does have a deeper meaning. It represents the Japanese reaction to the intruding Westerners during the Edo period. In fact, similar drawings were used to mock westerners towards the end of the Edo period, with images depicting the westerners blown away by Japanese farts.

Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 meters long and 50 centimeters tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. Here we see Harold the King of England and William, soon-to-be William the Conqueror arriving in the city of Rouen. The tapestry consists of more than fifty scenes with Latin titles, embroidered on linen with colored woolen yarns. It is a wonder of medieval art and justly famous for being an almost perfectly accurate historical representation of what happened during the conquest. There are two odd things in this tapestry that make it strange. First, take a closer look at the guy on right next to the rocket ship resembling thing. A man punches a woman in the face. European history wasn’t exactly kind to women, so this normally wouldn’t be too shocking. There is also a caption on the upper part of the image but some verb is missing, which makes this image the greatest mystery in the Tapestry. A notorious sexual assault on this English lady seems to have occurred, which was recorded. The attitude of the cleric is similar to that of the nude man in the lower margin. Nobody knows what this naked guy is doing there pointing at his swinging manhood. Some say that image has nothing to do with the story at all.

Massa Marittima Mural

A strange painting that was discovered in the town of Massa Marittima in southern Tuscany, Italy. Dating to the 13th century, the mural known as L’Albero della Fecondita, or The Tree of Fecundity shows eight female figures below a very unusual fruit bearing tree. The women appear to be fighting among themselves and poking at the penis tree with sticks, under a swarm of black birds. Once thought to be a symbol of fertility, some historians believe that the mural is a piece of political propaganda. Also it may be related to a passage in Europe famous 15th century witch hunting manual, the Malles Maleficarum, which describes a practice where a witch would cut off a man’s genitals and place them in a nest to take on a life of their own.

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