Art Explained: Mnemonics
J. Antonio FARFAN - History
Graphite and gold leaf on paper
26 x 40 in. ( 66 x 101.6 cm) Private Collection: Houston, Texas.
Just after the beginning of 2007, research on medieval art and Pythagoras centered on the more obscure probabilities of a connection between mathematics and Biblical sequence. Observations of previously undetected elements in both artwork and written material replaced benign images with a dynamic sequence of moving parts. Symbols that were once passed over as decorative now became part of a large vocabulary of visual mnemonics. In the drawing/painting above, titled Mnemonics, an arrangement of geometric figures cast a shadow from the light of a larger and more dominant ghostly circular form. The softer effect was created in efforts to cast a more gentle and feminine quality to a from that would otherwise overpower the gentle ambience. Throughout the image are many elements of procreation and human sexuality alongside a vast amount of "hidden" symbols that haven't fully revealed themselves even to the artist.