posted on Oct, 9 2010 @ 05:22 PM
Originally posted by randyvs
One thing I have to agree with Phage on is that an artists rendering of something or anything for that matter
is evidence of absolutly nothing. We can only consider the possibilities for why these things exist.? Evidence not.
Speaking to you as a scholar in design (art, art history,etc...) and psychology, you are pretty much on the correct track. Many of humanities older
pieces are reflection of social issues, changes, and religions. It is very rare to find absolute subjective interpretation in their pieces. However,
the more you follow art history, the time period that leads up to the 1960s (New York School), art becomes very non-representational. Expressionism,
Impressionism, Art Nouveau, and many other modern art movements are based upon personal interpretation. Jackson Pollack and Vincent van Gogh were
driven by two different paradigms. One sought out impressionism though non-representational work, and the other sought out emotionally driven
non-representational work. Capturing one moment in time versus capturing emotions.
If you go back to the Renascence time period (Antiquity), artists were seeking a more affective means to capturing the physical. Michelangelo,
Leonardo da Vinci, and Raphael sought to capture the human form and facial expressions into painting and sculpture. Everything was about 'the here and
Egyptians were also trying to capture the human form; however, they used their art to project the metaphysical. Everything was about life, death, and
the afterlife. Interesting note: Egyptians were the first civilization to put sculpture into motion. If you look at their statues, they have one foot
and one hand forward. It was the first civilization to put sculptures into motion.
During and around the reinsurance time period, art was being developed for religious and scientific exploration. Catholic church hired artists to
create pieces based upon biblical scripture. Everything you see in these images are an artist's interpretation of what is found in the bible.
Religious symbolism was in everything.
As for the Mayan civilization, they matched what came before them. All their interest in astronomy was influenced by outsiders. Around the time the
Spanish invaded their civilization, the Mayans started to suffer nightmares and mental illness. All their artwork went from rational to hellish. Some
have speculated that the food and water sources become polluted. We still need to dig further.
Symbolism is everywhere.
edit on 9-10-2010 by Section31 because: (no reason given)