A lot of ideas can be jammed into a single piece of artwork. Say a painting, its details can be the artist’s own interpretation of his surrounding, or perhaps a depiction of an actual event at one point in the artist’s lifetime. Nevertheless, there is no telling if the painting captures a real moment or just a product of a person’s very active imagination.
An example of a strange but interesting artwork is a painting from the 1400s called “The Annunciation With Saint Emidius,” made by Carlo Crivelli. At a quick glance, the painting might look just like any other artist’s illustration of some popular event from the Christian Bible. However, you can see one feature in the painting that looks like a UFO emitting a beam of light, which connects to the image of the Virgin Mary.
Can This Be Used As Evidence To Prove That Aliens Exist?
During this period, the issue of whether there is extraterrestrial life is not yet a hot debate. Although, there were already talks about the possibility that Earth is not be the only planet there is. The Catholic Church during that time find it blasphemous to insinuate that God created other worlds apart from our own Earth. Just imagine how much outrage the painting by Crivelli had created, as it does not only imply the existence of extraterrestrial beings but also the link of aliens with Jesus Christ.
Whether there was an actual UFO in the biblical scene or not is not the big question here. It is why Crivelli had the idea of a UFO flying across the skies when the conspiracies about intelligent life outside our own world were not as loud in the 1400s as they are now in the 21st century.
Thus, conspiracy theorists today heavily speculate that this painting can be one of the earliest portrayals of alien life, and that aliens have been visiting Earth way back in the 15th century.
Aliens in Artworks Not New, As Seen in Many Other Artworks
There is no way to prove that the inclusion of aliens and UFO in “The Annunciation With Saint Emidius” has basis. Moreover, it can be argued that painting can be considered 100 percent fictional by default. Of course, there are still life paintings that could be an actual snapshot of a scene in the real world. The same thing cannot be said with Crivelli’s painting as the artwork is more of interpretation as an artist.
Aside from “The Annunciation With Saint Emidius,” there are other paintings that also suggest alien life visiting our world. For one, there is mural painting in the walls of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia. The painting is the portrait of Jesus Christ. Although, there are notes of flying objects in the skies, an advanced technology that was not yet present at that time.
Artworks can tell so much about the time when it was made by observing its features. Pottery, for example, offers a brief history by looking at the pot samples. As for painting, there may be an honest portrayal of a true moment, or there may be some elements of fiction included.
Speaking of aliens, people have been very open to the idea of extraterrestrials visiting our world one day. Crivelli might just be ahead of his time to create such imagery in his head and mix them up with a scene from the Bible. Some people get too ahead of themselves as they even host parties to welcome aliens to Earth. If things go crazy and an actual alien ship come to say hi, perhaps you can try party venues orange county like Envy to get the welcome party started.