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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Plastic Elements

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 7:07 AM

"Step by step, Kepes follows the liberation of the plastic elements:
lines, planes, and colors, and the creation of a world of forms of our own.
The spatial conception interconnects the meaning fragments and
binds them together just as in another period perspective did when it used
a single station point for naturalistic representation."

— S. Giedion, introduction to Language of Vision  by Gyorgy Kepes 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Mathematical Theology (“Art School Confidential” continues.)

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:07 PM

Detail of artwork by Josefine Lyche, 2010

Related academic remarks:

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Invisible Weaving

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:13 AM

See as well a post from this journal on the above date
June 12, 2014. (That post revisits a post from today's  date —
January 7 — eight years ago, in 2012.)

Related material:  Dharma Fabric and Symplectic.

Dharma Fabric

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:42 AM

Lines from "Description Without Place" —

"An age is green or red. An age believes

Or it denies. An age is solitude
Or a barricade against the singular man

By the incalculably plural."

— Wallace Stevens

Monday, January 6, 2020

Art for Optimus Prime

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:35 PM

A 2020 Manifesto

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:33 PM

Art as Experience (Minus Baldessari)

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:36 PM

In memory of an artist who reportedly died in Venice, CA, on Jan. 2 —

Two quotes from the website Quotes Sayings

"I always felt like I was right out of Dickens, looking in the window
of the Christmas feast, but not at the feast." — John Baldessari

"A TWO-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE WITHOUT ANY ARTICULATION
IS A DEAD EXPERIENCE" — John Baldessari

The "dead experience" quote is actually from Gyorgy Kepes:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Philosophy in a New Key

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:29 AM

(With apologies to Susanne K. Langernée  Susanne Katherina Knauth)

Google search for 'buzzard key proof'

See too the buzzard-related Catch-22 song

Monday, October 21, 2019

New Key

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:22 AM

 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Langer

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:00 AM

"Visual forms— lines, colors, proportions, etc.—
are just as capable of articulation ,
i.e. of complex combination, as words.
But the laws that govern this sort of articulation
are altogether different from the laws of syntax
that govern language. The most radical difference
is that visual forms are not discursive .
They do not present their constituents successively,
but simultaneously, so the relations determining
a visual structure are grasped in one act of vision."

— Susanne K. LangerPhilosophy in a New Key

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Articulation

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:10 AM

Notes for a monkey grammarian

"Visual forms— lines, colors, proportions, etc.—
are just as capable of articulation ,
i.e. of complex combination, as words.
But the laws that govern this sort of articulation
are altogether different from the laws of syntax
that govern language. The most radical difference
is that visual forms are not discursive .
They do not present their constituents successively,
but simultaneously, so the relations determining
a visual structure are grasped in one act of vision."

— Susanne K. LangerPhilosophy in a New Key

See also Langer's New Key in this journal.

Related material —

Monday, June 20, 2016

Shema, Salinger

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"I've got a brand-new pair of roller skates "

Melanie, 1971

Related material —  Salinger in the Park and
                                 Philosophy in a New Key.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tonic

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 PM

Related posts:
New Key and The Well-Tempered Monolith.

Hold the gin.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Key

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM

See Langer (Harvard U. Press, Third Edition, Jan. 31, 1957, pp. 3-4-5).

See also Old Key : Pythagoras, harmony, and the 3-4-5 triangle.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Syntactic/Symplectic

(Continued from August 9, 2014.)

Syntactic:

Symplectic:

"Visual forms— lines, colors, proportions, etc.— are just as capable of
articulation , i.e. of complex combination, as words. But the laws that govern
this sort of articulation are altogether different from the laws of syntax that
govern language. The most radical difference is that visual forms are not
discursive 
. They do not present their constituents successively, but
simultaneously, so the relations determining a visual structure are grasped
in one act of vision."

– Susanne K. LangerPhilosophy in a New Key

For examples, see The Diamond-Theorem Correlation
in Rosenhain and Göpel Tetrads in PG(3,2).

This is a symplectic  correlation,* constructed using the following
visual structure:

IMAGE- A symplectic structure -- i.e. a structure that is symplectic (meaning plaited or woven).

* Defined in (for instance) Paul B. Yale, Geometry and Symmetry ,
Holden-Day, 1968, sections 6.9 and 6.10.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Language and Form

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:00 AM

In memory of S. Neil Fujita, who died last Saturday—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101027-PhilosophicalSketches2.jpg

Fujita did the cover art for this edition.

Another book by Langer with a striking cover (artist unknown)—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101027-LangerSymbolicLogic.jpg

Note that the background may be constructed from
any of four distinct motifs. For another approach to these
motifs in a philosophical context, see June 8, 2010.

"Visual forms— lines, colors, proportions, etc.— are just as capable of articulation , i.e. of complex combination, as words. But the laws that govern this sort of articulation are altogether different from the laws of syntax that govern language. The most radical difference is that visual forms are not discursive . They do not present their constituents successively, but simultaneously, so the relations determining a visual structure are grasped in one act of vision."
Susanne K. Langer, Philosophy in a New Key

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