How the hell does one represent an abstract concept… – Art, Artists and Paintings a review by Goff James

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Goff James, Subconscious, 2018

“There is a powerful need for symbolism…”

Kenzo Tange

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James Ensor, Masks Confronting Death,1888, © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79855

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© Sayed Haider Raza, Peetabh, 2012

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http://blog.artsome.co/bindu-in-contemporary-indian-art/

Concepts and the use of symbolism are a complex world wide phenomena. 

Many put forward the definition that symbols can suggest;

“…ideas and emphasize the meaning behind the forms, lines, shapes, and colours…[used].”

https://www.theartstory.org/movement-symbolism.htm

 That which in the Tate’s definition of terms as an;

“…imaginary dream worlds populated with mysterious figures from literature, the bible, and …mythology.[fired] by…psychological content, particularly erotic and mystical.”

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/s/symbolism

From a western perspective the word “symbol” itself derives from the Latin symbolum, a symbol of faith, and symbolus, a sign of recognition, in turn from classical Greek συμβόλον symbolon, an object cut in half constituting a sign of recognition when reassembled. The Asian Art Museum broadens this view by stating that;

“…an otherwise time-bound object…[can be transformed]…into one that symbolically creates eternal effects.” 

http://www.asianart.org/regular/sacred-symbolism

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Mariko Mori, “Compulsive Beauty” | © 360b / Alamy Stock Photo

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https://theculturetrip.com/asia/japan/articles/top-10-japanese-contemporary-artists-you-should-know/

“It is through symbols that… [humankind]…consciously or unconsciously live, work and…  [have their]…being.”

Thomas Carlyle 

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© Frida Kahlo, Roots,1943

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https://www.fridakahlo.org/

“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”

Frida Kahlo

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As darkness’ portal opens wide… – Haku, a poem by Goff James

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Goff James, As darkness’ portal opens wide…,2018

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© Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889

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https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/vincent-van-gogh-the-starry-night-1889

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