18: 4: ... And I heard another
voice from heaven saying, Come out of her my people, that ye be not
partakers of her sins, and ye receive not of her plagues. 18:5:...For
her sins have reached unto heaven and God hath remembered her
call Rome the city of seven hills is as proper as to call her by name.
"the lofty city of seven hills, which governs the whole world.
Propertius, Virgil, Horace, and many other pagan poets refer to it by
this name alone. So if this isn't the Roman Church this prophecy is
talking about here, I ask you, What other city in history besides Rome
has ever sat on seven hills and ruled over the kings of the Earth? Now,
if this is so, it also stands to reason that the harlot's daughters
would be the Protestant Churches...who came back to mother after a 500
year misunderstanding." But then, Washington D.C.'s original name was
Rome, Maryland, and a branch of the Potomac River was called Tiber
Creek, which was named after the Tiber river in Rome. Like Rome,
Washington D.C. has 7 hills, whose names are: 1. Capitol Hill, 2.
Meridian Hill, 3. Floral Hills,4. Forest Hills, 5. Hillbrook, 6.
Hillcrest, and 7. Knox Hill.
"The Coming of
WORMWOOD" MMXIV (left), "The Angel of Prophecy and Revelation" MMVIII
(Center) and "Escape from Sodom" MMXIV (right)
JUST A FEW OF THE FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE
END OF THIS AGE:
* The rebirth of the nation Israel
in May 1948
* The Jew's recapture of Jerusalem in 1967
* The rise of Russia ( Magog ) as a powerful
enemy of Israel.
* The Arab confederation against Israel.
* The rise of a military power in China
that can field hundreds of Millions of soldiers.
* The revival of the dark occultic practices of
* The revival of the old Roman empire in the
form of a multi-national confederacy. ( The E.U. )
* The unprecedented turn to drugs.
* Open homosexuality as a political force.
* The coming of plagues.
* The increase in internal revolutions.
* The increase of wars.
* The increase of famines.
* The increase in pollution.
* The increase in earthquakes.
* The increase in lawlessness.
* The decline of the family unit.
* The open departure of many Christian Churches
policies from the Bible's teachings.
* The move toward a one world government.
* The move toward a one world religion. *
Many of these seemed
absolutely IMPOSSIBLE a generation ago... believe it - or not!
"The Spirit of
the Prophets at the Crucifixion" and The Resurrection of Christ"
So the question remains:
What shall we do to be saved? It was to Peter that this question about
salvation was asked and to whom Jesus gave the keys of the kingdom to
and he said:
"...Repent, and be baptized every one of you in
the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye
shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is for you , and to your
children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as our Lord our
God shall call." Acts 2: 38, 39
King James Version (KJV)
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth
beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into
darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of
the Lord come...
How should I go
studying the Bible?
"Study to shew
approved unto God a workman who needeth not be ashamed, rightly
word of truth." (II Timothy 2:15).
Dividing the Bible incorrectly is where a lot of the off course or
harmful interpretations come
from. It's simple. Let me explain: There is the Old Testament and the
Testament. The word testament means a contract, covenant or deal. The
Testament tells the story of the Creation of the world and has the Law
many history books, books of poetry and 17 prophetical books. The New
has the biography of Jesus Christ in the gospels, a history book in the
Acts, letters about church government and the prophetic Book of
example, you don't go to the books about the creation of the world to
how to become a Christian today. The books of poetry and prophecy in
Testament teach us the principles of God and serve as
examples. The best
study Bible I've found is The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible. It is
"Ye shall learn
and the truth shall make you free" (St. John 8:32)
~ Howard David
Seven Sevens of the Apocalypse
The End of Man's futile efforts to govern himself heralded by the
sounding of seven trumpets, one at a time is recorded in the Holy
Bible's last book; The Revelation of Jesus Christ as written by John,
the beloved disciple who also wrote the Gospel. The seven trumpets are
sounded by seven angels and the horrifying events that follow are
chronicled in Revelation 8-11. The seven angels trumpets sound after
the LAMB broke the seventh seal and there was silence in Heaven for
about half an hour.... These seals secured the apocalyptic document,
the title deed to the Earth in the right hand of Him who sits on the
great white throne. The trumpets are referred to in Koine Greek as
σάλπιγγος (salpingos, salpinx); this was a straight, narrow bronze tube
with a mouthpiece of bone and a bell and do not resemble modern our
modern day trumpets.
"The First TRUMPET"
|The Seven Trumpets
Revelation 8:2 – 11:19
when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about
the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood
before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. And another angel
came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was
given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers
of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And
the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints,
ascended up before God out of the angel's hand. And the angel took the
censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the
"The Second TRUMPET"
"The Third TRUMPET"
were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves
to sound. The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire
mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third
part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the
second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire
was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; And
the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life,
died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. And the third
angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it
were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon
the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood:
and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of
the waters, because they were made bitter.
"The Forth TRUMPET"
"The Fifth TRUMPET "
"The Sixth TRUMPET"
"The Seventh TRUMPET"
|And the fourth angel sounded, and the
third part of the sun was
smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the
stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not
for a third part of it, and the night likewise. And I beheld, and heard
an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice,
Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitors of the earth by reason of the other
voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! And
the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven,
saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord,
and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four
and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their
faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God
Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken
to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the nations were angry,
and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be
judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the
prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and
great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. And the
temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple
the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and
thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
|And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw
a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of
the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a
smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and
the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came
out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power,
as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them
that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green
thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of
God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not
kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their
torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. And
in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall
desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the shapes of the
locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads
were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of
men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as
the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates
of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of
many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions,
and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men
five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the
bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the
Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
aka Apollyon Angel of the Bottomless Pit"
One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter. And
the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the
golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had
the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river
Euphrates. And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an
hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of
men. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred
thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them. And thus I saw the
horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of
fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were
as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke
and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men killed, by the
fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their
mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for
their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they
do hurt. And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues
yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not
worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone,
and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither
repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their
fornication, nor of their thefts.
The Seven Sevens of the Apocalypse
Seven Churches, 2:1 – 3:22
2.) The Seven
Seals, 6:1 – 8:1
3.) The Seven
Trumpets, 8:2 – 11:19
Seven Personages, The
man child The Remnant The Archangel Michael The Beast out
of the sea
The Beast out of the Earth
The Seven Bowls, 15:1 – 16:21
Seven Dooms, 17:1 – 20:15
Babylon, Political Babylon, Anti-Christ and the False Prophet, Satan,
Gog and Magog.
Seven New Things
New City New Nations
New River New Tree of Life New Throne
Symbolically in the Bible and in Creation seven is the number of
Completion and Perfection; (seven colors in the rainbow, seven
octaves on the musical scale and so on.)
||The Holiest of Angels?
Seraphim; Tradition places These 6-winged angels in the highest rank in
the Christian Angelic Hierarchy. A seminal passage in the Book of
Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-8) used the term to describe six-winged beings that
fly around the Throne of God crying "holy, holy, holy". This Throne
Room scene has profoundly influenced World Theology, Literature and
Art. Interpretations are often seen in works depicting angels, heaven
and apotheosis. Seraphim are also among the celestial beings in the
Apocryphal Book of Enoch, and the Book of Revelation's "Living
Creatures" from before the Throne" pictured here from chapter
Eagle Headed Seraph
Human Faced Seraph
| Angels are organized into several orders, or
|| Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologica) and also
Pseudo-Dionysius (On the Celestial Hierarchy)
drew on passages from the New Testament, including Ephesians 1:21 and
Colossians 1:16, to develop a chain of command of three Hierarchies,
Spheres or Triads of angels, with each Hierarchy containing three
Orders or Choirs.
1 First Sphere
A. ) Seraphim B. ) Cherubim C. ) Thrones
2 Second Sphere
A. ) Dominions or Lordships B. ) Virtues or Strongholds C. ) Powers or
3 Third Sphere
A. ) Principalities or Rulers B. ) Archangels C. ) Angels
3 Personal guardian angels
Lion Headed Seraph
Bull Headed Seraph
that some of the most fantastic creatures and visions in all of the
of mankind were found in the sacred texts of active religions.
matter to say the least. Few artists in history have even dared to
paint these symbolic visions because of the controversies surrounding
While studying legends, myths, and traditions for illustration projects
also been studying William Blake, Moreau, Rochegrosse, Delville, and
Symbolic artistic tradition. In my paintings, I have endeavored to
decadent mythology and sacred religious texts in my photo-realistic
with the same style of vision and reverence they showed in their works
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Who is American Illustrator Howard David
"Those who are
enamoured of practice without science are like a pilot who goes into a
ship without rudder or compass and never has any certainty where he is
going. Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of
theory, of which perspective is the guide and gateway, and without it
nothing can be done well in any kind of painting."
|Howard David Johnson is a contemporary visual artist and
photographer with a background in
|the natural sciences and history. He works in a wide variety
of media ranging from traditional
|oils, pastels and others to cutting edge digital media.
He loves mixing media. This site features
|examples of his Realistic Art, including illustration,
photography, experimentalism, and fine art.
A portrait of the artist in his painting studio as he is
today. This September 2009 photo was taken by his youngest son Erich.
The various galleries linked to by the icons above show many examples
of His Realistic Art, and are grouped by theme rather than media. There
are also sample illustrations from his upcoming books on Celtic
Myth and Legend and World Myth & Legend. Since boyhood he has
passionately copied the old masters. To create his work, he usually
starts with a thematic concept followed by a rough realistic
pencil sketch, then followed by his photography, often traveling to
find suitable scenes and locations and then working in his Photography
studio with live models from his sketches. He then assembles a variety
of elements which are realistic and original. As a boy he
dedicated his life to art in 1960. From 1965- 1999 he used xeroxes and
tracings to make his preliminary photo montages. This is patterned
after the manner used by Maxfield Parrish and other 19th century
notables. Beginning with a tracing, he then draws or paints from these
complex original Computer Photo Montages. Many of these are on display
on this web and slated for future completion in a variety of realistic
traditional art media. As this happens, the finished work is
substituted in the exhibit. Recently he shot hundreds of aerial photos
of clouds at marvelous angles and perspectives and also looking down on
the mighty mountains, rivers, and deserts of the American west while
flying from Texas to Oregon and back for dynamic source material for
realistic flying scenes in upcoming paintings , drawings, and
His favourite medium for realistic art used to be colored pencil
because of the high speed and low expense, and people began expressing
difficulty in telling his colored pencil drawing from photographs in
the early 1980's. In the last 35 plus years he has also mastered
Oils, Pastels, Acrylics, Watercolors, Inks, Scratchboard, Gouache,
Photography, and the highly controversial digital media ( Art Numérica
) . As a commercial illustrator Johnson has not only used the computer
to create art but has been involved in the development of computer
imaging software. Working in a realistic style inspired by classic
illustrators HDJ is deeply rooted and grounded in the Greco-Roman
artistic tradition, Feeling that with realistic art, the human form is
the ultimate arena for artistic expression. His lifelong dream came
true when his Traditional Realistic Art was exhibited in the British
Museum in London England in 1996. His mixed media has also been
displayed in numerous other ones since such as the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. Having achieved international acclaim as a traditional
visual artist he discovered digital media ( Art Numérica ) in 1999.
Because of his passion for realistic art and photography he elected to
embrace it and joyfully be a part of this historic era in the visual
arts as a 21st century realistic visual artist.
"Enoch and the Watchers"
Since 1972 when he began his career as a scientific illustrator for the
University of Texas he has earned his living illustrating all kinds of
books, magazines, CD covers, and all sorts of games, greeting cards,
calendars, portraits, murals and the like with his contemporary
realistic art... HDJ's Realistic Art has appeared in every major
bookstore chain and fantasy gaming shop in The United States and has
been used in educational texts and magazines all over the world. This
site features realistic paintings & pictures for the twenty-first
Century including some oil paintings, as well as lots of other
exciting media such as colored pencil drawings, pastel paintings,
acrylic paintings, gouache paintings, watercolor paintings, and pencil
drawings, and also featuring studio, field, & aerial
photography, digital painting and photo-montage and all these
media mixed in an assortment of experimental combinations...Working in
a wide variety of media to create his realistic art he offers his
customers a host of payment and product options. He delivers the rights
to these custom made copyright free illustrations and old fashioned
customer service when he does work-for-hire. He loves to paint custom
oil paintings and accepts commissions with down payments starting at
one thousand dollars. On his existing works his low cost license offers
start at only 100 dollars.
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Essays on spirituality, and realistic art yesterday and today by the
Johnson worked as a scientific research consultant for the University
of Texas at San Antonio through the 1970's under the guidance of top
Texas Scientists illustrating reconstructions of Paleontology and
Anthropology, oddly enough, he then worked under the guidance of the
world's foremost Biblical Scholars for the Center for Judeo-Christian
Studies. The two dramatically different experiences back to back caused
him to wonder...
Science become a Religion?
essay by the artist revised and updated in 2007
With respect to its great contributions to society, I think it is
important to make a case that science is really affecting society more
like a religion now than a field of study or a resource base of useful
information. Many everyday people do not understand it at all and
accept ALL its teachings on faith. Science is supposed to be a tool and
a path of study for the benefit of mankind and it is. I love Science
and greatly appreciate it's benefits. I feel strongly that many
scientists are heroes and deserve honorable mention and some truly
deserve places of great honor in the hallowed halls of history.
Breakthroughs in medical science are saving lives everyday in ways
undreamed of just to name only one of so many valuable fields.
Unfortunately some scientists have also been criminals or have brought
things into the world we all know about that we would have been better
off without such as thermonuclear weapons and pollution. I believe it
has also become things it should never have become. I shall
briefly try to explain what I have seen that has made me feel that
science is really affecting society more like a religion now than a
field of study.
The major criticism of science with regards to The Bible has been that
it requires a leap of faith to believe that GOD created the world, yet
Science also has several leaps of faith of it's own. The Big Bang
theory cannot be proven as world renowned cosmologist Steven Hawking
has stated and, if it cannot be proven - believing in it - in Hawking's
own words requires a "Leap of Faith".
a theory is proven in a lab or in the field, it is Philosophy, not
EVOLUTION IS NOT A LAW OF SCIENCE. Darwin's Theory of
Evolution was proposed in 1859 and almost a hundred and fifty years
later it has still never achieved the status of a Law of Science. This
is because of the Missing Link. There is no proof of a link between man and ape, hence the
term "The missing link". This blind faith in Evolution has been
taught with religious dogmatism in the public schools for generations
and is still merely a theory. The Theory of Evolution, not
the Law of Evolution is a mere UNPROVEN hypothesis, which the
dictionary defines as "a mere assumption or guess or a proposition, or
a group of proposals, offered as an explanation for the occurrence of
some specified group of phenomena."
Yet this "mere assumption or guess" is taught to children in public
schools and young adults in colleges as if it HAD been proven
beyond any doubt. It was once a Law of Science that the
atom was the irreducible particle of matter. At Alamogordo, New Mexico
in 1945 the atom was split and the atomic bomb explosion in the desert
blasted that Law of Science out of existence.
Now, if a Law of Science is so unreliable, I ask you, why is a mere
theory like Evolution regarded so highly? Simple. It is about
political control, not about truth.
The Missing Link
In 1912 A.D. a
respectable geologist named Arthur S. Woodward and a lawyer named
Charles Dawson offered their new “fossil discovery” to the London
Geological Society. The “artifacts” included a thick portion of a human
skull, a fragment of an ape-like jaw, some animal remains and some
primitive stone tools. These items found in southern England in a place
called Piltdown were estimated to be 500,000 years old.
For 40 years the
remains were accepted by the academic community as an important part of
our evolutionary development. Piltdown Man was declared genuine and
called the “missing link” between apes and man by important scientists
of the time. Because of this newfound “proof” men of God were openly
ridiculed as ignorant and improperly educated. Piltdown man was
debunked four decades later by chemical tests proving the jaw and skull
were not the same age, nor very old. It was a DELIBERATE fake. The
bones had been chemically treated and thoroughly stained to make them
appear prehistoric. Recognizable anatomical features were broken off
and filed down.
Why did this fraud by lawyer Charles
Dawson fool the experts? For many reasons, but it was never seriously
questioned because the scientists of the time were delighted by the way
it validated their evolutionist beliefs. For more details of the
debunking read: ”The Piltdown Forgery” by Joseph S. Weiner, the classic
account of the most famous and successful hoax in science. The new and
revised 2002 edition is commonly available. Today, the term “Piltdown”
is a term of ridicule, used to label fraudulent research, but the
impact on the lives of billions of trusting people has had powerful
political implications to this day.
prover proves what the thinker thinks and prejudice and political power
seem more important than the truth or the consistent practice of the
scientific method. If truth were important to them, they would use the
scientific method when criticizing The Bible but they do not. The
scientific method requires going to the source. Yet for these famous
disparagements they use the King James version instead of the original
Hebrew. Translated in 1611 by non-Christian King James of England for
political reasons the K.J.V. is one of the Colossal monuments of
English Prose. The King James Translation is not at all accurate enough
to use as the sole source for the defense of the Biblical Text.
Consider this example: One of the greatest conflicts between Science
and the Bible is the teaching that the world was created in six solar
days of 24 hours each. The word " yom" in the source, the original
Hebrew text, which was translated as "Solar Day" had 56 other choices.
Modern English has more than 60,000 words. Biblical Hebrew had 3,000.
The average English vocabulary has 6,000. My favorite choice of the 56
other options:" an unimaginably long but complete period of time"
harmonizes with science perfectly. Another choice is: "time itself". So
as we can see, going to the source and using the Scientific Method
brings very different results than not going to the source.
Getting past this, the order in which life appeared was identical to
the theory of evolution's claims in the Book of Genesis, leaving us to
discuss the stars, the next main source of conflict between Science and
the Bible. The Hebrew text says "a swaddling band around the Earth
dissolved, revealing the stars. The Prover proves what the thinker
thinks. Here's a fun thought - What if GOD is in control of evolution?
What if it's his hobby? What if there is really no conflict between
Science and Religion? The scientists cannot disprove the existence of
GOD any more than they can prove the Big Bang happened.
Albert Einstein saw no conflict between science and religion. Like
Galileo, Newton and other immortal greats of science before him,
Einstein believed in GOD.
Therefore, I present to you this idea: Modern Scientific beliefs are
based upon a leap of faith in the big bang theory. It has become a
belief system based on faith and therefore another form of
religion. Scientists, like priests can explain their beliefs but
the everyday people accept it all on faith. Scientists and doctors are
the priests of this new religion, getting angry and crying "heresy"
when anyone respectfully disagrees with them. I once had one of my
supervisors in the UT anthropology department explain to me for three
hours on a research expedition in mathematical terms how something
could have ALWAYS existed, needing no beginning point. When we agreed
that the math was good he then made a COLOSSAL leap of faith, saying
"This proves the Universe has always existed and there is no GOD." In
one second I countered;" I could just as easily jump to the conclusion
that this proves the existence of an eternal GOD." It is this "jumping
to conclusions" or as Steven Hawking put it; "making leaps of
faith." that infuses philosophy with their physics. Then there is
the infusion of politics; a perfect example is
Myth of Carbon 14 dating:
people know that carbon 14 dating is
totally irrelevant to the theory of evolution. Scientists never state
that carbon 14 dating offers proof for the theory of evolution.
Ignorant evolutionists, however, believe carbon 14 dating proves the
theory of evolution, and stubbornly make that claim based on faith in
what they were told in our learning institutions. They were
DELIBERATELY lied to to gain POLITICAL POWER. I will explain; Carbon 14
dating is ONLY reliable for five thousand years as even its creator
himself admitted in 1972. Carbon 14 or Radiocarbon Dating was first
devised in 1949 by Dr. Willard Libby. It is based on the rate of decay
of carbon 14 or its "half-life" of 5730 years. This method offers
reliable dates up to 5,000 years ago, but its results require
correction since Dr. Libby's belief that the levels of carbon-14 in the
atmosphere were identical through the ages has long since been
disproved. Volcanoes and floods for example skew the results to the
point where guesswork or leaps of faith are required even in dating
organic material from historic times. Dr.
Libby once expressed his shock when he found that radio carbon dates
for human artifacts extended back only 5000 years and older dates were
found to be unreliable. [W.F.Libby,
`Radiocarbon Dating', (Chicago, 1952), pp. 4-9] [CRSQ,
1972, 9:3, p. 157] By this
time tens of thousands of C-14 dates had been published from tests in
laboratories around the world. The textbooks and curriculums have yet
to be revised. Instead, a MYTH is being taught in our schools.
There are exciting new methods but wild guesses about the amount of
Carbon 14 in the atmosphere do not PROVE anything. Believers in GOD are
called foolish and ignorant on the political strength of this
deliberate lie that Carbon 14 dating proves evolution.
The gross disrespect and intolerance I have seen of certain members of
the scientific and academic communities and their disciples toward anyone
who disagrees with them is just as arrogant and abusive as racial,
sexual, religious, or any other kind of prejudice.
a great example: Around 1910 in educated circles it was considered a
mark of ignorance to believe the Biblical record. There was little
scientific evidence available then to support the Bible's claims and
academic circles decided that was the end of the matter and as the
decades moved on, the scientific and academic communities stubbornly
ignored tidal waves of new SCIENTIFIC evidence. One excellent
example is in what the Bible says about Abraham. In the early
20th century experts in the field of archaeology insisted that no
civilization even existed in UR of the Chaldeans when the Bible records
that Abraham lived there. On the basis that no evidence was currently
available they declared Abraham a mythical character.
20th century evidence however has proven beyond any question the
existence of an advanced civilization in UR of the Chaldeans during the
21st and 20th centuries B.C.-That was Abraham's day! Abraham's
historicity is also confirmed by ancient inscriptions that bear the
names of almost very town mentioned in Ch. 12-14 of Genesis and one
even has his father's name. Archeological discoveries also show these
towns were in existence until about 2,000 B.C.- but not later!
longer can the Bible's critics get away with accusing us of being naive
or foolish today when we believe what the Bible says about Abraham like
they used to in the 20th century.
is critical to the belief systems of the world's great monotheistic
religions Islam, Judaism and Christianity who all claim ascendancy from
Abraham. Why isn't this commonly taught in schools? Many scientific
professionals openly abuse the authority of their positions to push
their personal beliefs and ignore the confirmed scientific
data to hold on to political power. Other Biblical confirmations
from modern Archaeology include: Date and manner of Jericho's fall, The
exodus from Egypt, Major characters from the book of Daniel and many
others. The SCIENTIFIC proof is all there waiting for you if you take
the time to look it up.
Certain scientists and academics like to act like they know everything
about the origins of the Earth. They don't. Many of our long taught
ideas about planetary science have recently been proven completely
wrong. Did you know that The Gas Giants on the outside of our solar
system and the surface of the Planet Venus are DRASTICALLY different
than what I was authoritatively taught about them as a boy in
school? If they can't even tell us reliably how the solar system
is today how can we rely on their ideas about its distant unobservable
origins? Yet even in the face of constantly changing SCIENTIFIC
evidence most scientists are prone to UTTER DOGMATISM about their
belief system. Science is supposed to be the sum of the best knowledge
we have at the time - incomplete but always learning, always growing-
but sometimes making serious mistakes. Why admit things were COMPLETELY
wrong about planetary science within the solar system but NEVER MENTION
the discovery of the unreliability of Carbon 14 dating or the discovery
of archaeological evidence of Abraham being a historical figure?
Simple. There is no danger to the foundation of the belief system of
this new religion or it's social and political power base.
Mankind's only hope for continued survival on this planet is to
learn to tolerate each others differences and live in peace with one
another and in harmony with the environment. We're all in the same
I do not believe that scientists should be exempt from this challenge
to be tolerant, since they created the very things that could
well destroy us, such as thermonuclear weapons & pollution.
have a lot of work to do if we are to survive. I write this in defense
of my faith and of the faiths of others which have been disparaged by
these attacks on the sacred writings of the world's great
religions...If we're going to have a better world we're going to need
both better leaders and better citizens.
personally believe that any belief in a higher power that must
be answered to makes us better citizens than if we believed that we are
the ultimate life form in the Universe.
D Johnson 2007
addition to his mastery of traditional media, Howard David Johnson now
combines drawing, painting, photography, and digital media with more
than thirty years of experience in these fields to create his Realistic
Art Numérica in 21st century paintings and pictures.
you know the Greek word "Photography" means "Painting with Light"?
Today with the advent of computers it truly lives up to it's name. Due
to developments in Art and Technology, a broader definition of painting
is needed than that which is found in common usage.
Art Numérica -an exciting merger of traditional visual art and cutting
edge technology... a new art form for the twenty- first century... Art
Numérica is not limited to realistic art but also offers limitless
horizons for everything from cartoons to abstractions.
is the most dramatic development in the visual arts since the
Renaissance. In the words of Al Jolson in the movie world's first
talking picture" You ain't seen nothin' yet!"
"THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME..."
essay dealing with attitudes toward Traditional Realistic Paintings,
Pastels, Colored Pencils and Art Numérica )
art, the action of laying colour on a surface, or the representation of
objects by this means. Considered one of the fine arts"
1.) The act or employment of laying on colors or paints. 2.) The art of
forming figures or objects in colors on canvas or any other surface, or
the art of representing to the eye by means of figures and colors any
object; the work of an illustrator or painter. 3.) A picture; a
likeness or resemblance in shape or colors. 4.) Colors laid on. 5.)
Delineation that raises a vivid image in the mind; as in word painting.
Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language
Pastel, Acrylics, and
Colored Pencils combined
Snobbism in the arts is nothing new. Some people will tell you
that oils are the only valid medium for realistic paintings. That
Colored Pencil, Digital, and other Realistic Painting and Drawing Media
are not valid for "real" art. Young artists, Don't let them
bother you. Their forerunners used to condemn Pastels before they
gained acceptance and called them "crayons" when Johann Alexander
Thiele (1685-1752) invented them. Mercilessly disrespectful
art critics of the time could not stop the Experimentalists no matter
how viciously they attacked and derided them. "Crayon-painting" as it
was called in England was practiced early on by persecuted pioneers in
Switzerland and many other nations. What a debt we owe to these master
artists who refused to knuckle under to the pressure of those
short-sighted critics during those historic and experimental times. It
took until 1870 with the founding of the "Societe` Des Pastellistes" in
France that respect came at last to these heroic & immortal
In England the liberation of the Pastellists from slight regard
and undeserved disrespect came with the first exhibition of "The Pastel
Society" at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1880. Pastel Painters like
Mary Cassat and others from America and other nations forever
silenced the snobs with their masterworks and gained recognition
at long last for Thiele's invention as a valid art medium. I am
persuaded that history will repeat itself. Like Pastels, I
believe these wonderful new colored pencils and even Digital Realistic
Art Media will one day receive the recognition they deserve as powerful
mediums of artistic expression just as pastel paintings did. What is
your definition of art? Have you thought about it?
"anything that makes you feel or think."
Consider dancing... it can be a little skip in the step or rise to the
level of the incomparable Russian Ballet. Did you know that just the
materials alone for a single oil painting cost up to a thousand dollars
these days? Even paying the artist less than minimum wage no one but
the super rich can afford them anymore. Something's got to give.
Realistic paintings in oil have been highly prized for centuries and
the appeal and following of realistic art is undiminished to this day.
Oil paintings featuring Abstract Art and Realistic Art are generally
the most treasured form of all the visual art media and with good
reason. But snobbish art critics favoring abstract art have
declared that realistic paintings, or illustrations are not art
for a century. With so many representationalist paintings by so
many immortal master artists hanging in the Louvre, the Hermitage, and
the British Museum and others I think the disrespect for realistic
illustrators that dominated the 20th century is academically ridiculous
as well as vain and intolerant, insisting theirs is the only valid
opinion. What is your definition of Art? I believe almost any
form of human expression can be raised to the level of "high art"
especially visual art and Realistic illustration...
reveals Realistic art and abstract art combined
By my own definition of art, which is: "anything that
makes you feel or think" most abstract paintings are not "real art" to
me personally, because abstract paintings
usually neither make me feel or think, usually focusing
obsessively on technique and avoiding any coherent content. I usually
draw a complete blank mentally and emotionally when I look at them. In
1979 the Houston Metropolitan Museum of Art displayed a triptych of 3
giant paintings they paid fifty thousand dollars for-
three blank white canvasses entitled "untitled". Then there was "The
incredible new artistic Genius "with an I.Q. of 62 ...Congo the
chimpanzee with his gala New York art exhibition...an elaborate prank
played on the Snobbish American Art critics about a generation ago by
research scientists in the field of primatology. Imagine how upset they
were when he created one of his "ingenious masterpieces" right before
Source for this is the Time Life Science Library volume entitled "The
Art education has been almost completely removed from
American Schools as a result of generations of this kind of
fabulous nonsense contributing to America's cultural illiteracy crisis.
Now, the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, and other notables
are being removed from school libraries. After generations of
this, most American college graduates today cannot name even one living
visual artist, abstract or realistic.
no way that mandating more math, requiring more reading, or scheduling
more science will replace what we have lost as a
your definition of Art?
|Note: Abstract Paintings by
Congo the Chimpanzee outsold Warhol and Renoir by over 25,000 dollars
in June 2005 at a London art auction. Born in 1954, Congo created more
than 400 drawings and paintings between the ages of two and four. He
died in 1964 of tuberculosis. There is no precedent for this kind of
Essay Two : The
Rebirth of Realism
More thoughts on
realistic art yesterday and today by the artist
Art History has
entered a new era with the birth of Art Numérica, or digital art media
in the 21st century. Artists never stop exploring with mediums. Artists
have been developing techniques, experimenting with different tools
since at least twenty- five thousand years ago, when the first artist
picked up a charred stick and scratched a picture out on the wall of
his cave. You'd think everything would have been tried by now, but it
hasn't. Exploring new mediums this very day is just as exciting, just
as full of freshness and newness as it ever was.
Drawing, Painting and Art Numérica combined
of Realistic art has been the goal of most artists since the dawn
of civilization. Realistic art was the pride of ancient Greece.
The world's greatest museums are full of realistic art. Realistic art
WAS art until the advent of the abstract expressionist movement in the
twentieth century. The coming of the camera in the nineteenth century
changed realistic art forever. Suddenly, realistic art was not the only
way to create realism in portraits and historical records. The work of
the realistic artist was suddenly made into an expensive luxury. The
political power of the realistic artist was broken and they were no
longer an indispensable member of society. Hostility to the
creators of realistic art goes back to ancient times and the jealousy
of advisers to the Pharaohs and others who were not able to spend as
much time with their rulers as their portraitists.
Although with the aid of photographs, realistic art achieved levels of
excellence undreamed of, the realistic art movement of the late
nineteenth century was short.
None of these people earning their living creating realistic art could
compete with the speed and low cost of photographic portrature.
Determined to survive, great realistic artists like Pablo Picasso
ingeniously turned inward and began to explore things that could not be
photographed in a new school of art, abstract expressionism. The day of
the fine art superstars had arrived. It was now largely just a hobby to
abstract and realistic artists alike. Illustration, because of advances
in printing technology enabled an elite few to earn a living with their
realistic art. These illustrators working in realistic art media
were condemned and ridiculed in much the same way Europe's great
symphonic composers were condemned for working in motion pictures after
fleeing the nazis during World War Two. The rift between realistic and
abstract art grew wider and wider. The universities and key media
usually sided with the abstract camp and derided anyone working in any
realistic art media declaring boldly that realistic art was not "real"
art. Immortal giants of realistic art such as Maxfield Parrish were
mistreated their entire lives. They were accused of selling out for
creating beautiful pieces of realistic fine art to earn a living. The
attitude that the true artist must suffer and starve and die in poverty
became a rule. There were the Abstract art superstars, the professional
realistic illustrators, and the hobbyists who, although cut off from
gainful employment and social influence still recognized their artistic
gifts as a calling rather than a profession.
Early abstract art masters proved
themselves as realistic artists before delving into realms of the
intangible. They had to do this at that time to prove themselves
because of the challenges they faced from the establishment for going
against the status quo. In the latter part of the 20th century,
realistic artists like HDJ were challenged to do abstract art to prove
themselves as shown in the example above (Deirdre of the sorrows).
Later realistic art training was abandoned in most schools and things
like splattering paint in fits of rage were deemed more than
enough. By the end of the 20th century something as destructive and
ridiculous as nailing a pack of cigarettes to a shoe was considered
fine art but not realistic paintings. Fashions in art have often been
as silly as fashions in ladies hats. As the century drew to a
close, many people had had enough. The realistic revolt was at hand.
The rebirth of realism was fueled by the advent of the digital era.
Now, for the first time in almost two centuries, an artist or
illustrator could earn a decent living again with his realistic art.
This is historic. Realistic art is not going to go away, especially now
that photography has truly merged with traditional realistic visual
art. Photography comes from the Greek words meaning "painting with
light". Now with the advent of digital media the capability of
realistic art has become almost limitless, truly, "painting with
light". The merger of all the world's art forms to realize the
potential of motion pictures has come now to still realistic art media.
This website for example, combines music, prose, poetry, photography
and traditional realistic art media to create an experience beyond
merely looking at realistic paintings.
The twenty- first century is already seeing a
new renaissance in the arts because of the world wide web. There has
never been anything like it. Abstract art, computer art, photographic
art, and realistic art are continuing to be separate schools of art but
are also blending to create exciting new horizons. Although Digital art
does offer completely new horizons to the artist in the 21st century it
does not mean the end of our time honored art traditions. Instead, it
offers additional ways to keep these traditions and schools of
thought fresh and alive.
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