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Crossing Lines (Integral Life: Art)

“I’ve always been fascinated with the figure beautifully rendered and by pattern and decoration. In my new work, I focus on these two interests: my figure studies are given a context within the designs found in erotic Japanese “Shunga” prints, Persian miniatures and the pattern traditions of Eastern Art: realism and pattern/Eastern and Western aesthetics.” – Michael Bergt

“The history of art can be seen as an attempt to balance these two intentions: to create the illusion of three dimensions, or focus more on an interpretive, abstract quality, thereby enhancing pattern and decoration. This reflects the contrast between a literal and symbolic view of the world—confirming what we perceive—contrasted with what we feel about what we perceive.”

*excerpt from Integral Life. Please read more of this great post here.

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One response

  1. Shelly Guthrie

    What amazing artwork!

    This guy is very talented.

    Nice find. Thanks for sharing this.

    August 18, 2010 at 2:55 am

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