Seasons, hours and cosmic time is ironically timeless. Some Eastern cast bronze mirror backs show a central river turtle within four seasonal macro-constellations: spring turtle, summer cheetah, autumn phoenix, winter antelope; within eight I Ching trigrams; are within 24 hours pictograms. This Chinese mirror inscription dates AD 758. Trigrams and pictograms seem randomly placed, but the implied seasonal axes are extended and slightly vortexed across three concentric archetypal cycles. The artist subconsciously moved the season markers from Age Aries to Age Pisces.
The main subconscious theme in the minimalist naïve-styled artwork Three Responses, by Nils, is bursting or deflating egos, one of the known effects of DMT (as discussed on DMT Nexus, where this artwork was first posted). Here type 15 Maker, which often expresses physical, outward or worldly re-creation or perception, is a face mask falling from a burst balloon. The paitning also subconsciously expresses an axial grid between its eyes and focal points, as all complex artworks do.
Engravings, statues and supposed ‘symbolic’ artefacts worldwide express the same set of uses and typology, within narrow ranges of variation. Some land markers became gravestones or memorials. In archetypal terms, dominant themes in the uses of monoliths, megaliths, marked and marker stones, include ‘contract, death, ancestor’, which are among the frequent features of type 13 or Heart; and ‘land, tax, king’, which are among the frequent features of type 4 or King. Anthropologists often invoke diffusion, or the supposed spread, adoption or enforcement of recurrent cultural features among people and polities, yet no science agrees on a model for how or why certain features diffuse.
Leo Tangula’s paintings of apocalyptic bio-warfare and struggle between Facist and peaceful world orders, and mind orders, include some mystic symbolism, similar to Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. The main general theme in Order of Chaos is revealed by extra features of type 12 /13 Heart, which includes death, war and disease. Another general theme here is type 1 /2 Builder, typical of twisted postures, clusters, birds, towers and ruin.
Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin single-handedly built a theme park from large Florida oolite porous limestone blocks, in an attempt to integrate earth energy, 1930s technology, science and education, and to commemorate his lost love. Ed later moved his entire yard of massive sculpted furniture models to Homestead, southernmost city in the USA, where he quarried... Continue Reading →
Hogenberg’s Blue Hood engraving of a year before Bruegel’s Dutch Proverbs, appears disjointed, but structuralist analysis demonstrates that the two works are equal in subconscious structure.
Bruegel's village scene painting of about 110 characters acting out 126 Dutch proverbs, seems a startling contradiction of morals and satire, religion and life. The deeper message is the limits that nature, life and common sense impose on art, language and meaning itself. The five layers of structure in the features and spatial design of all artworks, confirm that all artists, and other media, subconsciously expresses archetype. Complex artworks add extra characters and archetypal features, with their eyes on extra axes. The archetypal structuralist model reveals the rigorous universal, standard, subconscious order in the apparent chaos of conscious behaviour. Structuralism introduces a new dimension and challenge to art history and the human sciences.
The Bad Teinach mineral hot springs resort church Baroque altarpiece, is one of the largest, most complex and most integrated visual manifestos of counter-reformation mystical Roman Catholic Christianity. The work is densely packed with Biblical, alchemical, astrological and kabbalistic imagery, integrated into the usual layer of political and social aspirations. This collaborative design was commissioned... Continue Reading →