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Title: Numinous image as cosmological monograph
Author: Simmons, Julian
ISNI:       0000 0004 2729 7844
Awarding Body: Royal College of Art
Current Institution: Royal College of Art
Date of Award: 2004
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THE 'COSMOLOGICAL MONOGRAPH' views the development of achromatic images within artistic practice as the most direct and inalienable approach to researching the dialectical substrata that supports the apparent world. The philosophical argument surrounding the a posteriori meanings of the Universal, the Individual and the Particular, or in other settings, Antithesis, Thesis and Synthesis, shall be replaced by a visual achromatic tonal palette - an a priori dialectic, as illustrated above. Establishing these tones as discrete layers or continuums, a rotation of this macrocosmic dialectic into a microcosmic orientation, shall present a structural monograph of nine intersections of manifestation. Through developing a precise appreciation of the fundamental tendencies of movement [centrifugal, centripetal, and rotational] by which each tone intrinsically is the method of manifesting itself, tone shall be presented as an undetermined device for visually addressing intersubjective and transcendental research. This study remaining rooted to this dialectic, is to be informed by a parallel co-ordination of the methods by which plants support their quintessential creations - their flowers of unfolding cosmological space; these supports being known as inflorescences. The identification of a visually counterbalanced symmetry within this co-ordination [the dialectic reflected into active and inactive modes], presents evidence for a second source of the Absolute Image - a second eidos - the other eidos. It shall be declared that it is to this inactive Image that the artist's work belongs. Exemplifying the implications of such a fundamental dialectic would be an infinite task if it were to be comprehensive. Thus through a constellation of achromatic observations, art as an approach to seeing incorporeal and 'unnatural' images shall be presented as the most powerful and timeless mode of cosmological communion.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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