You have Mario Savioni to thank for the publication of this blog post. A conversation (comment thread) we had reminded me about this half formed thingy I started writing last year… It is part of my personal philosophy of aesthetics. The nature of art, and how it is representative of the presence of the divine within humanity.
Read Rerun 016: Philosophers in Metal Technologies to read more about my personal philosophy in regards to the aesthetic.
The passive form invites the active gaze. The masculine gaze is attracted to the subjective beauty. As “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, the voyeur may or may not be aware of the specific form which stimulated visual pleasure – if it is the light, the colour, or the form unto which the light befalls.
The gods and goddesses of mythology are real – that is, they are archetypal representations of aspects within all of us. They try to ‘speak to us’ but we don’t know how to understand their messages anymore. The masculine gods are direct, but they do not reside on the physical plane. Instead it is their “will” that we can feel.
The feminine goddesses are recognised through the senses and sensation. Yet it is through the eyes that one is able to visually recognise presence of the goddess of “love, beauty, pleasure and procreation” and in turn
It is through the physical eyes that the inner self (consciousness) recognises something as divine.
Through the visual stimuli of the sensibilities, it is the SUBJECT (non-physical in form, recognisable as ‘force’) which is the constant. The physical or material form in which this ‘divine force’ manifests varies for each individual.
(21 August 2018)