UFO In A 15th Century Painting?

A Flying Saucer Or Just A Radiant Cloud?

The Madonna with Saint GiovanninoThe Madonna with Saint Giovannino by Domenico Ghirlandaio 1449 – 1494, is on display in the Sala d’Ercole in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy.

The Madonna with Saint Giovannino ufoThere is nothing unusual about the painting until you look over the shoulder of the Madonna and in the right hand corner there is this object:

Now many people who have looked closely at this painting see nothing but a cloud. But there are others who claim that this is an object that is intended to represent some sort of flying object. At first glance it does appear to have some of the characteristics of a flying saucer.

The Madonna with Saint Giovannino ufo 2The shepherd and the dog are looking up at the object, so it is definitely meant to be there. But why would the artist paint a UFO in a religious setting? Does that even make any sense?

In many paintings of this era there are illuminated clouds which shine divine light. This is more likely the logical explanation.

Biblical symbolism has been misinterpreted through modern eyes as being a UFO.

3 thoughts on “UFO In A 15th Century Painting?

  1. Johnny

    There is a theory that UFOs are actually vessels of angels or angels themselves, so if u believe that, then it makes sense as to why these painters included them. They didn’t view them as extraterrestrial machines, but rather as angels, which is why they show up so much in religious paintings

  2. Patricia m Fallis

    ok im having a hard time believing this is a cloud….you DO see the amazingly talented and very realistic rest of his painting right? ….and he cant paint a freaking cloud….divine or otherwise??? lol lol ya….um no….its not a cloud lol

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