Those who feel the truth of 14th century German theologian Meister Eckhart’s words, “When the soul wants to experience something she throws out an image in front of her and then steps into it,” might do well to consider Franck André Jamme’s latest book, Tantra Song: Tantric Painting from Rajasthan from this point of view. It is an evocation of the image as a threshold leading to new dimensions of meaning, a revelatory understanding that some images are more than mere data; they are instead vital seeds, living carriers of possibility. @dirtfloorgeneralstore #minimal #art #trantra #song #vedic #travel #beautiful #colour #india
I saw this on Instagram today and I have to say “I Love This Idea”. The idea that a painting is a seed, a portal to other worlds.
On a personal level I feel that way whether creating a painting or looking at someone else’s work. A painting is a distillation, a culmination of ideas, inspirations, and flow. It’s a record of part of the artist’s journey, and it’s a jumping off point for the viewer.
A launching pad from which your thoughts and emotions can take flight.