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Figure 1: Title page „The End of Times“ by Berthold Jerg. The illustration shows the alpha and omega, the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet as well as the risen Apollo Christ from Michelangelo’s altar painting the „Last Judgment“, Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome.

Figure 3: First processing step of the Hybrid Image Analysis (HIA). The original image or work of art to be analyzed is transferred from the Internet, storage medium or an image database to a computer for further processing. Then the picture is printed out on paper in DIN A4 landscape format, Berthold Jerg.

New: practical method for heuristic image analyzes

„Hybrid Image Analysis“ (HIA): the first processing step

Figure 8: Hybrid Image Analysis (HIA) in the fourth, fifth and sixth processing step. As a further measure, a proportional change in the folded picture or work of art must be carried out in the red marking and the fourth processing step. In the fifth processing step, in dark blue marking, the task is to a change the surface structure and make a variation of the color representations. Additionally the image should also be enlarged. In the sixth processing step, in light blue marking, an another final enlargement of the image view is necessary. Now detailed information such as people, elements, objects and attributes should be marked by differently colored circles, Berthold Jerg.

Figure 9: Hybrid Image Analysis (HIA) with the seventh and final processing step. By the help of a direct comparison of the folded picture, on the left in light blue marking, with the original image on the computer, on the right in red marking, the artist’s iconography can be revealed through comparative representation and human cognition for a subsequent image interpretation, Berthold Jerg..

„Hybrid Image Analysis“ (HIA): the seventh and final processing step

„Hybrid Image Analysis“ HIA: the fourth, fifth and sixth processing step

Figure 7: Hybrid Image Analysis (HIA) with the third processing step in red marking. The newly created file of the digital camera is read into a computer with image processing software and the presentation should be changed using the „blurring“ function, which results in a new and changed view in light green marking. Then dare a first attempt at interpretation by comparing it with the original image in light blue marking. If necessary, compare it with several other images on the same subject, Berthold Jerg.

„Hybrid Image Analysis“ (HIA): the third processing step

Figure 5: Left: Hybrid Image Analysis (HIA) in the second processing step. The picture or work of art which should be analyzed is printed out in color on paper and folded in the middle by hand. Then open it up and take a picture with the two open up curvatures (left and right) with a digital camera, Berthold Jerg.

Figure 6: Right: By help of the manual folding and resulting curvatures on both sides, you get a virtual 3-D view into the depth of the picture after opening, comparable to an open book, Berthold Jerg.

„Hybrid Image Analysis“ (HIA): the second processing step

Decoding visual image languages in works of art with the help of heuristic image analysis

In order to get new insights into the often hidden visual image languages in pictures, sculptures and paintings, a visual heuristic image analysis offers the most effective way of unveiling.

This essentially involves a systematic examination of the work of art in order to be able to interpret the people, objects and actions depicted in the images with the aid of human cognition. Practiced heuristics, which are based on Christian values, ethics, norms, behaviors and rules, can therefore provide new knowledge, hidden realizations and world-shaking insights.

Applied heuristics, together with the practical „Hybrid Image Analysis“ (HIA) method, form the ideal prerequisite for image analyzes and interpretation and are considered to be the decisive door opener for the unveiling of the iconography in works of art, which is often kept secret.

Procedure for revealing hidden image content using the newly developed method „Hybrid Image Analysis“ (HIA)

In order to achieve the most realistic possible interpretation of the image content, the images must be changed or re-modeled several times with the help of methodical image processing and different image views. This begins in the first processing step, for example by printing out the image on paper. In the next step, the printed image is first folded in the middle by hand and then opened again with its double-sided curvature. This application can already enable an initial analysis of the image content in a virtually generated 3-D depth view, just like an opened book.

A combination of analog and digital procedures is essential for the success of a heuristically performed image analysis of works of art. At its core, the new „Hybrid Image Analysis“ (HIA) methodology requires the interaction of analog and digital processing, which aims to unmask the mostly hidden visual language through alternative representations, variation of the proportions and marking of detailed information. The cognitive challenge then consists of deciphering the artist's iconography using forcing text and image associations (small-large). In summary, the Hybrid Image Analysis (HIA) provides a practical tool for this purpose, which can offer valuable support in heuristic image analysis and image interpretation of works of art.

TIME has come for the new methodology „Hybrid Image Analysis” (HIA) for decoding hidden languages in art works

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The End of Times“ by Berthold Jerg

Figure 47: Left: „The Torment of St. Anthony”, attributed to Michelangelo. In fact, Saint Anthony, who lived from approx. 252-356 AD, is handed down, that he have spent several decades as a hermit in the egyptian desert, to receive spiritual rebirth and a possible glimpse into his future path of life in following Christ, which can be experienced by changing the place of residence. By separating from local community, which unfortunately in many societies of this world can also consist of Satan angels, too, Antony fulfiled with his changed place of residence in the desert the conditions for the restoration of spiritual rebirth from past lives.

The background for this is the knowledge, that a Christian can get to know about his future way of life by moving his residence to another place and receive a succesful spiritual rebirth to be mediated by creation. On the other hand, this special gift is impossible in the elevated stage of a local and rooted high-flyer in dark green marking, because the true is, that there he is often surrounded by Satan angels in his known community, who permanently cover his mind with black dust and therefore make it impossible for him, to recognize his own way of life.

That is why the pioneering walk of Antony into the desert is also identical with that of a believing Christian who sails below as a hermit on the symbolic boat with a white sail and red marking through the river of time to a strange location, and there he can receive by the help of Mother of God or the angel Apollo the spiritual rebirth. The yellow rock massif, visible below, confirms the process of restoring spiritual rebirth, which Michelangelo made a central theme in this painting, presumably because of its great importance for every Christian, 1487-1488, oil and tempera on wood, 47 x 35 cm, Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth, Texas.

Figure 48: Right: „The torment of St. Anthony”, original, copper engraving by Martin Schongauer. This copper engraving depicts a somewhat different representation compared to the painting by Michelangelo, whose content but also based on the spiritual rebirth, that can be experienced as a Christian hermit when changing home residence. Created by Martin Schongauer between 1470 and 1475, Museum Unterlinden, Colmar.

„The Torment of Saint Anthony" or the path that can lead to spiritual rebirth. Attributed to Michelangelo, 1487-1488