PART THREE: REVELATIONS
Names and titles given to artworks are crucial clues in understanding the intent of any artist. We only know thirteen of Dürer’s original print titles (of 335 graphic images). In most cases, these original titles were ignored, embellished and changed through the centuries. I realized it is imperative to rigorously adhere to Dürer’s titles.
For example, the image currently called Knight, Death and the Devil was titled by Dürer as Der Reuter, The Rider, and should have not been changed. By sticking to the thesis that the real meaning of this print must be about a singular rider, who I needed to identify, I discovered that the key clue in this print is the hourglass and what that hourglass represents.
Utilizing this concept, I discovered that the inscription on the tablet hanging off the branch by Adam, translated as “Albrecht Dürer of Nuremberg made this print,” says something totally different. Until my discovery of the Noricas neckline code and the relationship between the hidden word “Noricas” and the word “Noricus” on the tablet, the true meaning of this inscription could not have been unraveled.
PART 3 DISCOVERING THE DÜRER CIPHER: HIDDEN SECRETS IN PLAIN