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Is Fabric A Map Of The Mind?

enduring angel of sleep, paintingENDURING ANGEL OF SLEEP, painting detail from visionary art book, ILLUMINATIONS The Geography Of The Imagination, pgs 92-95

 

Is Fabric A Map

Of The Mind?


The folds in material become a literal analogue of mind and body. In the middle ages stiff complex architectural draperies covered the Madonna’s and saints like carapaces hiding breasts as round as apples and bellies as ellipsoid as pears. The drapery was a gothic cathedral. And then the Baroque liberated robes to rambunctiousness. Now they had the energy of jungles, serpents coiling, water roiling and the boil of passion could be felt through the cloth. The material world defines each age by each fold of cloth.

 

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