The return of the sublime

Dominic Redfern, one of my Honours supervisors suggested that the sublime was something that may be relevant to both me and my work. From Wikipedia: In aesthetics, the sublime (from the Latin sublimis (exalted)) is the quality of transcendent greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual or artistic. The term especially refers […]

The definition of abstraction 1

I recently wrote a thesis entitled The Spiritual and the Material in Art. It explores ideas of spirituality and materiality in relation to the abstract and the non-abstract. I will soon be posting the entire thesis but for now I wanted to include a small section that explores the definition […]

Image Savant 1

Found a link through to Image Savant at the Center for Visual Music. It has some great digital art reminiscent of solar systems and galaxies. The artist uses particle systems to generate some incredible imagery: His work has been used in Hollywood films such as Solaris. He has also done […]

Visual music links

Discovered the Center for Visual Music, a site dedicated to visual music. Has lots of research information on the history of visual music and synaesthesia (this is where I found a link to that history of synaesthesia). Also found a website dedicated to the work of the 20th century artist […] 1

I’ve been browsing through It’s a great resource for finding public domain footage to use in videoart. But it isn’t just for video: The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access […]

Kandinsky on abstraction and spirituality

I am beginning my research into synaesthesia, abstraction and spirituality and started re-reading Wassily Kandinsky‘s Concerning the Spiritual in Art. I randomly opened it up to the perfect page (19) concerning the combining of the arts and the movement towards abstraction: And so at different points along the road are […]