Approaching Infinity

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Depicting Infinity across time and cultures often emerges as a circle. Before European contact Aztec depictions of the Cosmos and calendar (example 1) appear as circles within circles even as they circumscribe other geometric patterns.  6000 years ago one of … Continued

Tapestry Into Painting

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In Vienna toward the close of the 19th century artists like Gustav Klimt found decorative patterns as a new muse. Eventually, this fascination blossomed into the Jugenstil, or new style (the art nouveau).  For source materials Klimt looked to the … Continued

Journey to Abstraction

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In 18th century India Hans Raj Joshi used traditional watercolor and powdered gold leaf to paint the tiger hunt. Within his red border we find a forest with its camouflaged participants. The space feels compressed and map-like because, we do … Continued