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Ivan Argote

Ivan Argote

Ivan Argote

Ivan Argote

Ouroboros

The word Ouroboros is really a term that describes a similar symbol which has been cross-pollinated from many different cultures. Its symbolic connotation from this owes to the returning cyclical nature of the seasons; the oscillations of the night sky; self-fecundation; disintegration and re-integration; truth and cognition complete; the Androgyny; the primeval waters; the potential before the spark of creation; the undifferentiated; the Totality; primordial unity; self-sufficiency, and the idea of the beginning and the end as being a continuous unending principle.

Ouroboros represents the conflict of life as well in that life comes out of life and death. ‘My end is my beginning.’ In a sense life feeds off itself, thus there are good and bad connotations which can be drawn. It is a single image with the entire actions of a life cycle - it begets, weds, impregnates, and slays itself, but in a cyclical sense, rather than linear.

colin-vian:

  1927 Margaret Preston

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christopherschreck:

Kerry James Marshall, Portrait of a Curator (In Memory of Beryl Wright), 2009

 

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simena:

Émile-Valentin CARDINAL

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likeafieldmouse:

Francis Alys - Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing (1997)

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