Thursday, November 10, 2011

ALCHEMICAL MOTIFS IN MODERN ABSTRACTION/ Homeopathy in Art/ 'The Alchemist's Table' by Eric Whollem, 1982, a mixed media work on paper incorporating natural earth pigments/ Introducing a new video from Eric Whollem's Youtube Channel: MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS



THE ALCHEMIST'S TABLE
1982
by Eric Whollem
mixed media on paper
12" x 10"
Collection of the artist
COPYRIGHT BY THE ARTIST

HOMEOPATHY IN ART

Homeopathic approaches to art, wherein natural pigments are offset
with painting media from industrial sources, could be interpreted as
an alchemical approach to art. Homeopathy is considered as an aspect
of the healing arts. Mixed media painting could be construed as a form
of homeopathic art.



THE ALCHEMIST'S RETORT
1986
by Eric Whollem
9" x 6"
gouache resist on paper
Collection of the artist
COPYRIGHT BY THE ARTIST

The painting above, entitled, The Alchemist's Retort, is an example of
the sympathetic approach to art, wherein ideas are expressed through
images or symbols. The symbols in the image above are pictographic.
Sympathetic approaches to art are another aspect of alchemy.

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See more of my posts on ALCHEMY:

THE VIDEO BELOW PRESENTS
MY APPROACHES TO MIXED MEDIA
OR HOMEOPATHIC PAINTING

                                                     Mixed Media Paintings                       

  
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