AGGREGATION OF THE RAYS
by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
9" x 6"
COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST
Copyright by the artist
In metaphysical parlance, the 'rays' are reckoned as the general
proclivities of human beings, typified usually in color symbolism.
For example the Violet Ray is the ray of healers.
These terms originated in Theosophy, but are in general use today
among 'New Age' thinkers.
Theosophical literature was catalytic in the development of modern
art, having had as it's champion, Wassily Kandinsky, one of the
generally alleged founders of abstract art. He was a Theosophist
who was influenced by the book, 'Thought Forms' by Leadbeater
and Besant. This book had highly abstract color plates, which
demonstrated how geometric shapes and colors combined create
mental images to convey thought and emotion.
See my posts on THEOSOPHICAL THOUGHT:
Read my posts on KANDINSKY:
See my articles on EXPRESSIONISM:
Whimsical Abstractions Video by Eric Whollem.