Example of structuralist art analysis, of a Hopi Candle Night ritual scene, and a Dogon painted mud relief mural. Members and students recognise several stock kachina characters, rituals and items, and Dogon myths. But artists, members and students of any culture, could now identify the archetypal features in any artwork by using the axial grid between eyes, and the list of recurrent archetypal features, on which culture is based (Furter 2014, 2016). The characters are not ‘constellations’.
Greek Cycladic islands salt evaporation pan bases often traced out planetary calendars. One terracotta pan bottom incidentally expresses the archetypal cycle of sixteen types in a rare axial grid. The rare design compares well with Egyptian polar decans (see another post on the Seti1 ceiling), but due to archetype, not diffusion.
Parliament Square lies on London’s axis 5:20B Aquarius. Eleven statues of democratic leaders, form two thirds of a small-scaled but dense stoneprint cycle currently emerging here, probably awaiting five more iconic characters (on the blank axial lines in the map).
Most major symbolic sites in London lie along invisible axial lines. To maintain a sense of sequence, readers may tour chosen sites on each axis, outward or inward in turn; or combine a tour of chosen sites on adjacent axes.
Social groups always re-express a specific structure in every complex building site, including villages, temple fields, campuses and cities. Known … More
Art is more natural, and nature is more artistically creative, than ‘common sense’ and the human sciences assume. Natural forces … More
A vulture and scorpion among the animals carved on Gobekli Tepe pillar D43, attracted several interpretations as a ‘zodiac’. However … More
Artworks and art galleries rarely become a public socio-political battleground, as in the 2016 -2017 University of Cape Town (UCT) student bonfire, and the censorship attempt. Subconscious content in Pippa Skotnes’ San-styled window adds to the ironies.
Our huts, houses, kivas, circles, pillars, fortune bowls, art, game boards, temples, pyramids, cities, constellations, geoglyphs and graves, say much more about us that we ever knew. Structuralist analysis reveals the universal repertoire in our subconscious behaviour.
Dominant typological themes in the excavated houses, reveal a larger encompassing structure in the hill complex. Identifications, and the axial grid, may … More