Heaven on Earth
My Golden Summer Phi!
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In particular the mathematical Golden Ratio has been observed & used by many of the Highly sophisticated cultures in Art through the Ages transending countries, continents & civilizations from the Middle & Far East to South America, Africa,
Egypt, Rome, Greece
(Left Ammonite dated 64million yrs oldfound on Coastal Sahara Desert in Morocco Right Spiral Milky Way)
From Primodial times this Golden ratio is encompassed within the history and construction of our amazing Cosmos both in our Macro and Micro Universe.
My Heaven on Earth & Golden Summer Phi thus evolved in my imagination and thus created and became reality Heaven & Earth Sky & Ocean
I have used shades of blue that have great meaning to all Civilizations. Interwoven into my Summer 2014 Art Work is the magnificent and revered natural pigments the first recorded treasured blue pigments Azurit, Lapis Lazuli, Mayan Blue, Indigo & Egyptian Blue embelished with 24carat Gold Leaf.
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“I perceive blue as a movement of detachment from man, from the human, a movement that draws us toward the centre of this colour but also towards the infinite, awakening in us a desire for the pure and, finally, for the supernatural.” – Wassily Kandinsky
Blue is the color of Peace, Trust & Tranquility
Blue is the deepest colour, going into infinity.
Blue is also the coldest and purest colour, apart from white.
induces Calm and Peace within us, particularly the deeper shades.
Different shades of blue have different meanings.
Blue is the colour of the deep blue silence of the sky, of space and of the oceans which are above and below our daily existence. They stretch up and down into infinity, and therefore their blue colour will always represent the mystery of the deep unknown.
To the ancient Egyptians, blue was the colour of truth and death, with the blue sky the Profile threshold that separates man from the heavens.
left :a decorated cobalt glass vessel from Ancient Egypt (1450–1350 BC)
Right:King Tut mask has a highly elaborate & decorated with feldspar, quartz, lapis lazuli and colored glass
For Buddhists, blue is the coolness of the heavens above and the waters below.
For Tibetan Buddhists, blue is the colour of vairocana (transcendent wisdom) and also of potentiality and emptiness. The “Blue Buddha” (also known as the “Buddha of Medicine or Healing”) is a deep blue, the color of lapis lazuli.
Buddhist rosaries are sometimes made entirely of turquoise, as a symbol long life.
Blue is a color of the goddess Tara (left). The gemstone lapis lazuli (right pendant
lapis Lazuli pendant from Mesopotania (Circa 2900 BC).has been greatly prized in Buddhist cultures and, until recently, its decorative value was higher than that of diamond. Lapis lazuli symbolizes that which is pure or rare in Buddhist art. It is said to have a curative or strengthening effect on those who wear it and it was a sacred stone in Tibetan Buddhist cultures. The Tibetans valued it above all precious minerals, even more than gold, representing the image of the azure sky and the hair of their goddess. Both men and women wore it on their heads.
Islamic art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th century onwards by people who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally Islamic population and this ancient art is geometrically exquisite
Islam Typical turquoise tiling becomes popular in 10th-11th century and is used mostly for Kufic inscriptions on mosque walls.
In Hinduism, dark blue is the color of Vishnu, one of the greatest gods. As the color of the sky, blue symbolizes his cosmic dimensions, Blue is also the colour of Lord Krishna (one of Vishnu’s incarnations) and symbolizes his universality and the vastness of sky and sea
Left :Bhagavan Vishnu
As the color of Krishna, blue is symbolic of heavens, love, truth, and mysterious beauty.
For Christians, blue is the symbol of heaven and the Madonna (as “Queen of Heaven”), going back to Renaissance painting. Sapphire is a symbol of calmness and hope (Pope Innocent III). In the middle ages, blue also became the colour of European royalty.
Left In the Virgin of the Meadow (1506), Raphael used white to soften the ultramarine blue of Virgin Mary's robes to balance the red and blue, and to harmonize with the rest of the picture
In China, blue signifies the water and the skies, and the link with the colour of the heavens means that blue is associated with immortality
In Africa blue is used by many tribes in their colourful jewelery
In India, blue symbolizes the sky and the ocean. A deep and brilliant hue (e.g., lapis lazuli) is used in the context of love. Darker shades of blue represent a deeper the mystery of truth. The Indian name of this colour is “shyam” (moon-like).
For the Japanese, Indigo blue mirrors the color of the vast ocean surrounding the Japanese islands.
The Ishtar Gate (Arabic بوابة عشتار) was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebucadnezzar 11
Whatever your opinion of the colour Blue or of mathematical geometry that is intrinsically intertwined within our DNA
May we all embrace the Universal Blue energy of Peace, Love & Joy into our lives?
And Dance to the Love of Life!
L Antosa x
Ps. Heaven on Earth has taken from 21 of June till 23 of September to complete Thus encompassing the essence of Summer time a taste of Heaven on Earth my Golden Summer Phi!
My Initials upon this ‘Silent Love’ creation (AI) I copied from
Luca Pacioli's 1509 alphabet of "divine proportion."
Luca Pacioli (1445-1514 or 1517) was an Italian mathematician and Franciscan friar who lived during the Renaissance. While he was the chairman of mathematics in Milan, he collaborated with and taught mathematics to Leonardo da Vinci. He published his second important book "De divina proportione," in 1509. This book discussed topics including mathematical proportion, geometry, and architecture. Along with beautiful three-dimensional renderings by da Vinci,
L A :) x