" Eppur si muove !!! " by nickcarter ()
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Si narra che dopo essere stato processato dalla Santa Inquisizione e dopo aver abiurato le sue teorie circa il movimento della Terra attorno al Sole , nell'abbandonare l' aula Galileo Galilei pronunciò la famosa frase :" Eppur si muove ".
Storia? Leggenda ? non lo sapremo mai !
It is narrated that after being tried by the Holy Inquisition and after abjureding his theories about the movement of the Earth around the sun, in abandoning the Aula Galileo Galilei pronounced the famous phrase: "Yet moves".
History? Legend? We'il never know!
Image Comments (22)
Galileo's story was stunning and tragic---it was tragic for the human race, because it took too long for humans to accept Galileo's discoveries. You captured an intense "antidote" to his suffering: His expression is filled with a dark glee: It's as if he has a secret that the monks/priests don't know. (And he does.) And the two priests or monks look on without any understanding of what Galileo sees. You captured the intense red of the Inquisition. And Galileo is staring well beyond the 'dungeon'...Very expressive, and true. Knowing what we know today, Galileo, in this scene, is closer to the god of those monks than the monks are...
This image is almost scary, with its brooding red ambience and all the extreme wrinkles on the forehead of the gentleman in the foreground. I would have thought he was some sort of villain if I hadn't read your comments!
Sorry not to have visited your gallery for so long. All sorts of personal problems. Keep up the good work!