Saturday, May 13, 2006

Saturday May 13, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:00 PM

ART WARS continued…

A Fold in Time

From May 13, Braque’s birthday, 2003:


Above: Braque and tesseract

“The senses deform, the mind forms.  Work to perfect the mind.  There is no certitude but in what the mind conceives.”

— Georges Braque, Reflections on Painting, 1917

Those who wish to follow Braque’s advice may try the following exercise from a book first published in 1937:

The image “http://www.log24.com/theory/images/Carmichael440ex.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Hint: See the above picture of
Braque and the construction of
a tesseract.

Related material:

Storyline and Time Fold
(both of Oct. 10, 2003),
and the following–

“Time, for L’Engle, is accordion-pleated. She elaborated, ‘When you bring a sheet off the line, you can’t handle it until it’s folded, and in a sense, I think, the universe can’t exist until it’s folded– or it’s a story without a book.'”

Cynthia Zarin on Madeleine L’Engle,
“The Storyteller,” in The New Yorker,
issue dated April 12, 2004


  1. Watched the movie “Pi” a few nights ago.  Couldn’t help but think of you.  Does it really hurt?  I mean, to be so utterly brilliant?

    Comment by BlueCollarGoddess — Sunday, May 14, 2006 @ 1:51 PM

  2. Carmichael was brilliant. Most of the time, I’m no better than clever. And being clever hurts other people more often than it hurts oneself. (I first learned this in adolescence, but I have to keep relearning it.)

    Comment by m759 — Sunday, May 14, 2006 @ 3:21 PM

  3. ~nods~

    Yes.  THAT I do understand.

    Comment by BlueCollarGoddess — Tuesday, May 16, 2006 @ 6:11 AM

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Powered by WordPress