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.
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.
Delphic Apollo precinct, and landscape, express archetype.
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,... Continue Reading →
A New York terror artwork resembles ayahuasca art, and trump 16.
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.
Nature and culture both compulsively, subconsciously express five layers of eternal, archetypal structure that predate creation, and inform perpetual re-creation. Crop circles indicate nature at play. She uses biological shapes, and what we label 'abstract' angles and numbers, but they are as basic as space, time and archetypal meaning; what we egotistically label ‘concepts’ and 'symbols'. Crop circles are lessons in humility.
The building blocks of culture are the five abstract layers, like the building blocks of nature are elements, their properties, combinations, and reactions; from indestructible electrons to fragile self-replicating creatures. Our replications or ‘creations’ are equally over-determined.