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Agostino Arrivabene Pursues Romantic Mythological Themes in “Hierogamy”

Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene paints an iconographic universe that exists somewhere at the division between the real world from the spiritual realm. Previously featured here on our blog, his works include landscapes, portraits, and large paintings allegorical and apocalyptic in nature. Subjects of his paintings often appear as if from another time and place, celestial bodies and nudes emerging from the earth that recall the figures of those who influence him, particularly Gustave Moreau and Odd Nerdrum. Arrivabene describes his personal world as one that is eclectic and occult, where his artistic language changes depending on his life experience. His upcoming solo exhibition at Cara Gallery in New York, “Hierogamy”, delves into mythological themes and ideas about personal intimacy, change, and time. 

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Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion. Kuan means Earth and Yin is the female life force. She is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in female form for the benefit of all beings. By iconographic category and hierarchy she is a meditational deity and her appearance is that of a peaceful deity. Kuan Yin has strength which is embraced by softness.” 

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Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene paints an iconographic universe that exists somewhere at the division between the real world from the spiritual realm. Previously featured here on our blog, his works include landscapes, portraits, and large paintings allegorical and apocalyptic in nature. Subjects of his paintings often appear as if from another time and place, celestial bodies and nudes emerging from the earth that recall the figures of those who influence him, particularly Gustave Moreau and Odd Nerdrum. Arrivabene describes his personal world as one that is eclectic and occult, where his artistic lanuage changes depending on his life experience. His upcoming solo exhibition at Cara Gallery in New York, “Hierogamy”, delves into mythological themes and ideas about personal intimacy, change, and time. 

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“You never see a positive drug story on the news. They always have the same LSD story. You’ve all seen it: "Today a young man on acid…thought he could fly…jumped out of a building…what a tragedy!” What a dick. He’s an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn’t he take off from the ground first? Check it out? You don’t see geese lined up to catch elevators to fly south; they fly from the fucking ground. He’s an idiot. He’s dead. Good! We lost a moron? Fucking celebrate. There’s one less moron in the world…

…Wouldn’t you like to see a positive LSD story on the news? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition? Perhaps? Wouldn’t that be interesting? Just for once?…

“Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There’s no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we’re the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather.”

An iconographer from Vatopedi, fr. Lazaros putting the finishing touches on an icon of St.George the Great.

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‘Ah, zis is for my experiment,’ said Otto proudly. 'You know zat another term for an iconographer would be “photographer”? From the old word photus in Latation, vhich means—’
      'To prance about like a pillock ordering everyone about as if you owned the place,’ said William.
      'Ah, you know it!’
      William nodded. He’d always wondered about that word.
—  “The Truth”, Terry Pratchett

Ardhanarishwara Temple at Haridwar

Ardhanarishvara (Sanskrit: अर्धनारीश्वर, Ardhanārīśvara), is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati (also known as Devi, Shakti and Uma in this icon). Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half male and half female, split down the middle. The right half is usually the male Shiva, illustrating his traditional attributes.

The Puranas and various iconographic treatises write about the mythology and iconography of Ardhanarishvara. While Ardhanarishvara remains a popular iconographic form found in most Shiva temples throughout India, very few temples are dedicated to this deity.

Ardhanarishvara represents the synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe (Purusha and Prakriti) and illustrates how Shakti, the female principle of God, is inseparable from (or the same as, according to some interpretations) Shiva, the male principle of God. The union of these principles is exalted as the root and womb of all creation. Another view is that Ardhanarishvara is a symbol of Shiva’s all-pervasive nature.

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424 on Fairfax - ‘Americanism’ Spring/Summer ‘16

Guillermo Andrade’s 424 on Fairfax have brought out January’s edition of their lookbook for the Spring/Summer ‘16 range. Titled ‘Americanism’, we can see the distressed jack, and the ‘We’re Here To Help’ pullover which shows the brand’s iconographic and distressed imagery that they pull off. The location for this lookbook was in London, where one of 424′s retailers EJDERS resides.

The pieces are available to purchase in the US via 424, and in the UK via EJDERS.

“Zurkow visualizes the Harmonized System as a series of iconographic tchotchkes, unifying disparate commodities into a phantasmagoric depot. ‘MORE&MORE: China, India, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, USA’ (2016) are six sculptural animations, with custom algorithmic software generating hypnotic patterns of export products. Changing weather, the rising and setting sun, and cycles of the moon illustrate that while time passes, ports are always open and shipping never stops.” 

bitforms presents a solo exhibition by the artist Marina Zurkow. It opens Feb 14. Click here for more info.

Genre Analysis

I chose Iconographic as one of my genres.

Purpose: The Purpose of this visual is to demonstrate that not all students learn the same way as their peers. Each individual student have their own way of learning and understanding the subject.

 Audience: The primary audience is toward  some of  the community and the government who have a special way of thinking that all students have to be treat the same way.  

Rhetorical Aspects: 

        Ethos:  In this visual  it demonstrates a type of policy where they try to equally treat the students the same as if they are a form of robots. This picture I found it in memecenter.com. 

        Pathos: This image makes you think in what type of society we live in that instead of helping one another we try to destroy each other.It is sad and  to see this among our society.

       Logic: Throughout our life we have all encounter a type of struggle while being in school. Being in the border one of the biggest encounters that the student confront is the language barrier. This means that these ESL students are smart but have a different way to demonstrate it. 

At the end these ESL students think their not smart enough because of the language barrier and often seem to be lost. 

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‘Well, if you must know, I thought he didn’t mean magic. Not as such.’

‘What else is there, then?’

Rincewind began to feel really wretched. ‘I don’t know,’ he said. 'A better way of doing things, I suppose. Something with a bit of sense in it. Harnessing – harnessing the lightning, or something.’

The imp gave him a kind but pitying look.

'Lightning is the spears hurled by the thunder giants when they fight,’ it said gently. 'Established meteorological fact. You can’t harness it.’

'I know,’ said Rincewind miserably. 'That’s the flaw in the argument, of course.’

The imp nodded, and disappeared into the depths of the iconograph. A few moments later Rincewind smelled bacon frying. He waited until his stomach couldn’t stand the strain anymore, and rapped on the box. The imp reappeared.

'I’ve been thinking about what you said,’ it said before Rincewind could open his mouth. 'And even if you could get a harness on it, how could you get it to pull a cart?’

'What the hell are you talking about?’

'Lightning. It just goes up and down. You’d want it to go along, not up and down. Anyway, it’s probably burn through the harness.’
—  the color of magic, terry pratchett

The genre I chose is the iconographic genre. 

Purpose: The purpose of this photo is to demonstrate how dancers get injuries just like regular athletes do. People think that dancing isn’t a sport, but the injuires are just as crucial as athletes. 

Audience- The audience for this visual and information is the general public and athletes and dancers themselves. 

Ethos- Ethos plays a part in this visual because it persuades the audience to see that although people may think dancing is easy, but it isn’t and dancers do get hurt very often. Dancers suffer from ankle, knee, and especially back injuries. Dancers are great athletes, but suffer from major incidents. 

Pathos- In the visual the emotion makes the audience feel that it’s not just athletes getting hurt, but also dancers. Dancers use just the same ammount of muscle as athletes do.

Logos- Audiences don’t consider dance a sport therefore the injuries that dancers get become unnoticed because athletes get the spot light Athlete injuries are just as serious as athlete injuries maybe even worse. People do not realize it because dancers are known to be graceful, but the worst injuries coe from dance.