Wed, Apr 18 2012 at 6:07 PM
In the first place, de Wesselow bases his theory on this major contention: "People didn’t know negative images in the medieval period, they saw art as a 'living thing'." As we know from the pyramids of Egypt and Meso-America, as well as many other ancient technologies, we may not be able to understand or reproduce what was done thousands of years BC, but we know they could do it. Secondly, many scientific experiments have proven de Wesselow wrong; here is one very scientific study. http://www.shroud.com/pdfs/thibault-lg.pdf How an art expert could conclude the shroud must have been "real" on such little thought -- not evidence -- is puzzling, unless he's just trying to gain a reputation. More on my blog later, donmaker's blog.