The website artwork is an acknowledgement to the great artists throughout history whose work I have enjoyed and found enriching.
As I suggested in The Arts and Personal Development, art is a universal language that transcends time and space. It can transport us to altered states of consciousness just by our looking at it and allowing our imaginations to take over.
Enjoy and be inspired!
Vitruvian Man (L'Uomo Vitruviano), by Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian scientist, mathematician, engineer, architect, artist; exemplifies the blend of art and science and Leonardo's attempts to relate man to nature.
It also shows his interest in proportion. According to
Encyclopedia Britannica, Leonardo believed the workings of the
human body to be an analogy for the universe.
Some believe that the square symbolizes material existence and that the circle symbolizes spiritual existence, thus the depiction by Leonardo of the correlation between the two.
Brilliant! I chose this work of Da Vinci's because I love what it symbolizes and represents.
During his stay in a mental hospital he produced some works which were characterized by swirls. In 1971 after reading about Van Gogh's life, Don McLean wrote the song Vincent (Starry Starry Night).
In the 70s the Van Gogh museum played the song daily and
recently Josh Groban made it popular again on his best selling CD.
In Greek mythology Icarus, after being imprisoned with his father Daedalus, escaped after his father created a set of wings for the two of them. Tragically, he plunged to his death by falling into the sea after flying too close to the sun (against his father's advice) which melted the wax holding his artificial wings together. The area of the sea where he fell was named the Icarian Sea after him, while a nearby island became Icaria.
Apparition of The Face of Aphrodite, (right) the goddess
of love and beauty.
Galatea of the Spheres - (left) Galatea was a sea nymph in Greek mythology.