ALIENS IN ART:
Baptism of Christ UFO -1710
Painting by Aert de Gelder
De Gelder was one of Rembrandt’s pupils who lived in Amsterdam, from 1661 to 1663. He was one of the most talented and devoted of Rembrandt’s students and a highly acclaimed master painter. His painting style of loose brushwork and chiaroscuro rendering makes his work often hard to distinguish from that of Rembrandt.
The Baptism of Christ depicts the scene from the Bible where John the Baptist is baptizing Jesus in the river Jordan. This scene has been illustrated by many artists. However, this scene is particularly interesting because of the flying saucer hovering over the scene with beams of light shining down and illuminating the event. Considering De Gelder’s reputation as one of the elite artists of his time, it is likely this work was intended to be taken seriously and meant to communicate that Jesus had ties to aliens and perhaps was of alien origins.
The Bible cites the Baptism of Jesus in this manner
16 “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
It seems that De Gelder means to show the spirit of God descending as being an alien spacecraft descending (or flying down like a dove) and illuminating or (alighting) the event. As shocking as this seems, even more shocking is that this work was made prior to the invention of flying, and before any Roswell incedent that ignited the string of UFO sightings that have in the twentieth century. Yet, this painting shows a UFO in exactly the same way as they have been photographed and drawn from eyewitness accounts throughout history, including sightings of the 21st century.
Did Aert de Gelder come to know something through his rare Vatican archives access that made him a believer in ancient alien visitors and their influence over god-like people in our history?
This painting is currently on display at the The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Above: Painting by well known and Vatican-connected artist Aert de Gelder showing a UFO illuminating the baptism of Christ. Considering his access to rare Vatican relics, writings and information protected from public view, is he telling us something about the true nature of Jesus and his origins that has been hidden from us?