Götz Kluge

Götz Kluge

Posted on 06/16/2013


Photo taken on April 14, 2010


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Anne I?

Anne I?
Detail from Henry Holiday's illustration to the back cover of Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876).

I don't unterstand this pattern (if it is a pattern).
Perhaps it is not meant to be understood. Or it is no "meaningful" pattern at all.

The pattern is clearly distinguishable from its environment. The letter-like shapes shown below the image are the result of very simple linear transformations using GIMP. Yet, I still can't say whether these are letters or just meaningless shapes.

Is there any meaning? Should the "letters" be rotated and/or mirrored again? Is there a word game ("Anne I" beside a buoy) related to Anne Boleyn? (In his illustrations, Holiday clearly alluded to other historical figures related to Anne Bolyen, e.g. Queen Elizabeth I.)

forever is a long time, Jerry Waese have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
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The Hunting of the Snark
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
AuSteve51
AuSteve51
And what of the floating skull? (Just beyond the top LH corner of your mini-crop.)
4 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
Actually I think, there are several skulls in Holiday's iliustration.
IT WAS A BOOJUM
4 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
Steve, as for your skull note: perhaps yes, perhaps no. I saw larger skulls at other places. Then again, seeing skulls can be a problem ;-)

Holiday knew how to put the beholders of his illustrations into trouble.
4 years ago.
forever is a long time
forever is a long ti…
fascinating.
4 years ago.
Götz Kluge
Götz Kluge
New version:
Seeing Letters, Skulls and Faces
2 years ago.