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’.
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.
Stoneprint, the human code in art, buildings and cities (Edmond Furter, 2016, Four Equators Media, 400 pages, 170mm x 295mm, … More
The discovery of stoneprint in ancient and modern buildings, is the second call on the human sciences, and on popular culture, … More
Prof Emmanuel Anati (2004) had noted a combination of innate compulsion, and communicative development in rock art, linked to economic complexity levels. … More