Yun Shouping (1633-1690)
Fig. 7: The Approach of Doom (detail), Relief etching ; W. Blake Original stereotype, c. 1788.
Metempsychosis by Roman Opalka, 1970
Detail of Japanese Kogin, a type of embroidery technique
Japanese Folk Art Museum, Tokyo,
Meiji Period, 19th Century.
Tantra Song: Tantric Painting from Rajasthan — a striking collection of rare, abstract Tantric paintings based on 17th-century illustrations from Indian religious texts that bridge Eastern spirituality with Western 20th-century art in their haunting reminiscence of the likes of Paul Klee, Agnes Martin, and Daniel Buren. via brainpickings
The stunning images abstract key symbols of Tantric metaphysics and cosmogony, from the bindu, a dot symbolizing the undifferentiated absolute, to the negative space of the shunya, the absolute void of the supreme deity. But what makes these works extraordinary is the poetic contrast between the seeming simplicity of their minimalist geometric forms and the complex, textured humanity of their handmade paper, water stains, and imperfect text — two opposing currents, which ebb and flow in a delicate osmotic balance that could never be achieved digitally, on a sterile screen.
The pattern naturally appeared on the etching print insert paper for over 20 years/ mono type print 1994-2014
林孝彦 HAYASHI Takahiko
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