Art, Peace, and Transcendence: Réograms That Elevate and Unite

Art, Peace, and Transcendence: Réograms That Elevate and Unite

Language: English

Pages: 152

ISBN: 0826355153

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


American artist Paul Ré invites us to join him on his journey for harmony, wisdom, and inner joy with Art, Peace, and Transcendence. His hybrid hand-digital prints, Réograms, are a unique art form very different from the Rayograms made in the twentieth century by the American surrealist Man Ray. Ré’s digital prints are computer manipulations of the drawings, paintings, and sculptures he has created over his forty-year career―the transformations may be mild or dramatic, each manually massaged into a harmonious whole. Commentary by the artist, drawing from his background in physics, philosophy, and the practice of yoga and meditation, accompanies the fifty-eight full-page plates, placing each piece in its historical context. Bridging the lines of art and science, Ré takes us on a discovery of our oneness with the whole of the universe and the source from which it emerged.

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influence of magnetic fields surrounding Earth; for example, when considering its interaction with the solar wind Ré  Île de Ré; an island just off the Atlantic coast of France Re  Symbol for the rupee, the currency of India and some surrounding countries re-  A prefix indicating repetition and, thus, a symmetry in time or space re  In music, the second tone of the diatonic scale do re mi fa sol la ti Let us conclude with that note. PL AT E 28 .   Ode to Maxwell’s Equations, 2003 What is

everyday, macroscopic world, events are definite; they’re either one way or another. Let’s say that a tennis ball is either hit by a racket or completely missed by it. One situation or the other happens, but not both simultaneously. However, in the microscopic realms of elementary particles such as electrons, where quantum mechanics governs things, there are only probabilities that a particular event will occur. Poetically speaking, let’s say that an electron can dance a waltz, a polka, or a 96

similar appreciation.” To summarize, Wes Pulkka stated in the Albuquerque Journal: The book chronicles his body of work that grew from realism toward a search for the essential elements of form that make up a deer, bird, tree or human being. . . . Ré blends a love of nature with a mathematically precise sense of form. . . . Elegant rhythms from the dance of life inform all of his works, which are naturally graceful and tend to be crucibles of spiritual and intellectual discourse. His vision

scholar, was invited by the Japanese emperor Shoˉmu to lecture in Japan and revitalize Buddhism there. But the East China Sea separating Japan and China was known for its treacherous storms. Amazingly, it took Ganjin six attempts and twelve years to make the crossing successfully. In the process, he lost his eyesight. In spite of his ordeals, he not only energized Buddhism in Japan, but he also had a profound influence on the development of Japanese art and architecture. Toˉshoˉdai-ji Temple in

being, I see this as a Divine Beingness, which integrates the positive and peace-promoting aspects of the world’s religions and philosophies with the insight offered by science. Science tells us much about the evolution of life on Earth, and about the evolution of the universe itself following the big bang; it shows us that a wealth of complexity can be created from very simple ideas repeatedly applied. But where the big bang emerged from still remains a mystery. I celebrate that most beautiful

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