Friday, May 19, 2006

Et in Arcadia ego ( I am also in Arcadia )

It's a pastoral paintings depicting idealized shepherds clustering around an austere tomb.
By Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). comes in three versions.

"et in Arcadia ego" appear to be an incomplete sentence, the presumed grammatical defect has led some pseudohistorians to speculate that it represents some esoteric message concealed in a (possibly anagrammatic) code, it is an anagram for I! Tego arcana Dei, which translates to "Begone! I keep God's secrets", suggesting that the tomb contains the remains of Jesus or other important Biblical figure.

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