Artist Alex Lavrov recognises his canvas characters as psychological. “I can interpret only a fraction of the scene... my paintings are like dreams from the subconscious mind. This post demonstrates that Lavrov’s painting titled Laughter, subconsciously expresses recurrent archetypal characters, with their eyes on an axial grid, as all complex artworks and rock art works of all cultures and styles do. Structuralist analysis reveals the artist's Ego, Shadow, Alter-ego, Anima, Animus and Inner Self in the design. Art and culture is sustained by archetype.
Lilian Kolster’s Peace Pipe artwork expresses all five layers of archetype, and about 60% of known recurrent features in their standard places; as all complex artworks do. General themes in this artwork include types 2c Basket, 3 Queen, and 4 King; these three are typical of woven texture, instruments, containers, arm-links, long necks, a queen, spring, school, birds, and furnace. Life forms and processes teach insight into underlying natural patterns.
The main general theme in Bryan Ward’s artwork Entheogenic garden of Eden, is type 15 Maker or Re-creator, expressed here as nature, and the plant, animal and cultural kingdoms giving birth to one another and to mutual awareness. The high level of integration of sub-themes indicates spiritual and mental integration of the artist, and of the genre of psychedelic art' and the high level of integration of Eden and Genesis themes in myth, surreal styling, ritual and language; but due mainly to the rigorous way that archetype expresses itself through nature, cultural media, and the works of gifted artists.
Martina Hoffman’s artwork, Caught in the web, consciously develops graphic themes of creation, knowledge, ecology and ayahuasca visions; and subconsciously expresses the universal structure of space, time and meaning, as all complex artworks do. This post includes a guide to how to identify archetypal features in artworks or built sites, in the standard format for structuralist anthropology data.
A sense of immanent doom was palpable in popular culture understatements of the 2001 9/11 terror attacks; 2012 Mayan Long Count zero; global financial crisis; Arab Spring waves; pollution; and Age Aquarius (since 2016). The 2019 autumn mass protests (assembly, archetype 5) worldwide, for freedom and environment, against ‘extinction’ (5v13), herald the Age of science, ritual, administration, hyperactivity, global friendship and political standards. Marc Alexander’s death and oracles collage subconsciously expresses the archetypal structure in unusually dense detail. This post includes a guide to how to identify archetypal features in cultural media.
The sequence of archetypes in the Stonehenge landscape (as revealed by excavations and radar) is listed here, noting archetypal features.