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Rodrigo Rollan - Argentina

Nice article ! There is also a Giant Frog living at the bottom of our planet´s highest lake: Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, where I spent my vacations. They were also mistaken by "monsters" in many local legends.
This frogs have really incredible adaptations to high pressure both because they live below 120 feet and also at 12,500 feet above sea level.
Compete article on them: http://www.nwf.org/nationalwildlife/article.cfm?issueID=64&articleID=837

Santiago Currier

I don't think that people could confuse an unusual toad with the Loch Ness Monster. First, the monster is supposed to be big - not the size of a toad. If it was no one would be talking about it. This find however, could be a sign of things to come. If this amazing toad was found why couldn't a giant monster be found later? There is no way that this finding will settle any of the controversy. It has been going on for too long to be ended by the finding of a toad. The 'believers' will not buy this explanation for what they have seen or heard.

Amazed by you

Uhhhhh the poster above me.....did you even read the article?

The toad is NOT unusual. In fact the article states that it's a COMMON toad. What IS unsual is the fact that they found it living in water 324 FEET DEEP or the equalvalent of a 32 Storey building under water. That little bitty piece of info is NOT common to a common toad.

THAT is what this article is about, in case you missed the point....which I think you did :)

jessica

Als Antwort auf: Wissenschaftsautor Ernst Probst: Viele Kritiker haben keine eigene Meinung

2008-05-13T20:06:10Z

News Italy

IN CAMPANIA NON C'E' SOLO MUNNEZZA ma......

TV E STAMPA NAZIONALI RESTANO IN SILENZIO.-

News Italy - Unpublished Painting M.C .Escher.-

Notizia Sensazionale.

Trovato Inedito Quadro di M.C .ESCHER 1898-1972 NL
Opera datata 18.1.1949 raffigurante Nessie il Mostro di Loch Ness
che emerge dalle acque richiamato dalle note di un flauto suonato
dall’Uomo Nero senza Volto.

ROMA : E’ AUTENTICO

La Grande Stampa –TV ( nazionale e internazionale ) TACE -

http://www.fimservice.it/pdf/pol_gen07.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nessie+escher&search_type=

http://www.irpinianews.it/DaiComuni/news/?news=19596

http://www.napoli.com/stamparticolo.php?articolo=13464

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IN CAMPANIA NOT There E' SINGLE MUNNEZZA but...... TV And PRINTS NATIONAL REMAINS IN HUSH.- News Italy - Unpublished Painting M.C Escher.- Sensational News. Found Unknown Picture of M.C ESCHER 1898-1972 NL dated Work 18.1.1949 representing Nessie the Monster of Loch Ness that emerges from waters recalled from notes of a flauto played from the Black Man without Face. ROME: AUTHENTIC E' The Great Press - TV (national and international) TACE -

luana

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1645086?UserKey=

Nessie in Italian attic mystery
Mystery drawing may have been done by master illusionist
By neil macphail

Published: 13/03/2010

ARTISTIC CONUNDRUM: The 1949 painting entitled Loch Ness Monster and Black
Man without a Face
More Pictures

Our Loch Ness Monster is famed the world over, and pops up in very strange
circumstances from time to time.

Now she has surfaced at the centre of an art mystery in Italy.

This centres around a charcoal drawing dating from 1949, which is described as
Loch Ness Monster and Black Man without a Face, and which could possibly have
been drawn by famous Dutch artist, MC Escher.

This story of the mystery painting starts in 2005 in Volturara, a small
village in the Italian province of Avellino, where traffic police officer
Raffaele De Feo lives.

When clearing out his family’s attic, he found what he called “the strange
picture”.

Initially he did not take any notice of it, but later, in removing the frame,
he sees an inscription on the back of the picture, signed by MC Escher, which
reads: “With all my heart to a friendly remembrance.”

Now some Italians are urging art experts to authenticate the work as being
done by Maurits Cornelis Escher, nicknamed “Mauk”, and contacted the Press and
Journal to spread the world that Nessie “lives” in Italy.

Escher (1898-1972) was hailed by many as one of the world’s most famous
graphic artists. His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world,
as can be seen on the many web sites on the internet. And for several years he
lived and travelled in Italy.

He is most famous for his so-called impossible structures, such as Ascending
and Descending, Relativity, his Transformation Prints, such as Metamorphosis I,
Metamorphosis II and Metamorphosis III, Sky & Water I or Reptiles.
Read more: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1645086?
UserKey=#ixzz0i6QsgB2q

http://www.eschernessie.it/

luana

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1645086?UserKey=


T A T E M O D E R N
Bankside London SE1 9TG
Call+44(0)20 7887 8000
Fax+44(0)20 7401 5052
Visit www.tate.org.uk

DOTM/Prop/ej-01
02 May 2007
De Feo Raffaele
Sezione Polizia Stradale de Avellino
83100 Via G.Palatucci 16
Italy

Dear DE Feo Raffaele

Thank you for the letter and information that you sent Tate Modern, which have now been
Discussed by the curatorial team at Tate Modern and have been passed to me for reply. While we
Appreciate your thoughtful proposal, exhibitions and displays are planned far in advance. Our
Calendar is now completely booked through 2009, and we are reluctant to commit to any new
Projects until we are fuether along in planning for the shows that are currently being organised by
Our own curatorial staff.

I am sorry to be the bearer of such disappointing news, but on behalf of the team here, I should
Like to wish you every success in realising your idea elsewhere.

Thank you for thinking of Tate Modern.

Yours sincerely,
Aleanor Jones
Director’s Office
Tate Modern


http://www.eschernessie.it/

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