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Started by <k>, May 18, 2021, 02:24:56 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on May 18, 2021, 07:13:32 PMIt's a bit like wondering if the fridge light really goes off when the fridge door closes, but in this case, both arms are accounted for. In K-G's design, the knight holds his sword in his right hand (makes sense) and that's the arm you don't see, but it must be there. How else can he hold the sword in that position? The shield is in his left hand (since he doesn't have any other hand left ) but it's covered by the shield. Yet, you can see part of it. That triangular harmonica sticking out behind the shield on the viewer's right is in fact the left elbow and you can spot the fingers on the right of the shield. Now THAT's the incongruous part, since the fingers should be busy holding the shield, not the reins.Peter
Quote from: <k> on May 18, 2021, 08:40:46 PMI don't know which Figleaf might have for voted for, if anything.
Quote from: Figleaf on May 19, 2021, 04:54:57 PMFosseWay and Metcalfe got it right. The knight's way of jousting was to use the lance first. His lances were single use. He'd throw away whatever remained of the lance and turn the horse around, drawing his sword.* Metcalfe pictured Mr. S. George as he rides back to finish the job or perhaps let the horse finish it for him. That's necessary, because the dragon, in spite of having the lance kebab him, is alive and unhappy.The only fault I can find is the left hand on the rein. During battle, knights guided their mount with their knees.