"20 Paintings you must see before you die!" Henry Fuseli introduces the 20 paintings as selected by the curator at Angst Art Arena.
Johnny Ruskin renowned Victorian cultural figure reveals for the first time the secrets behind some of the masterpieces of Western Fine Art. Startling new facts about paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Jan van Eyck, Diego Velazquez, James Whistler, Claude Monet, Grant Wood, Rene Magritte, Jan Vermeer, Edvard Munch, Rene Magritte, Jacques-Louis David and Francisco Goya.
"The Imperial Dozen." George Lambert introduces the 12 Australian Paintings that stand head and shoulders above the rest. The curator at Angst Art Arena points out their finer qualities.
A liquid rich in organic compounds and providing favorable conditions for the emergence and growth of life forms. The organic compounds in the primordial soup, such as amino acids, may have been produced by reactions in the Earth's early atmosphere, which was probably rich in methane and ammonia. The complex self-replicating organic molecules that were the precursors to life on Earth may have developed in this primordial soup. Soviet biologist Alexander Oparin in 1924 proposed the theory of the origin of life on Earth through the gradual chemical evolution of molecules that contain carbon in the primordial soup.
"It's What We Do" by Pink Floyd from the album "Endless River".
Animation inspired by the introductory sequences of 'True Detective'. The song "Lately" is by Lera Lynn and it is music From the HBO Series 'True Detective'.
The oldest statue of a life size human figure yet discovered in the world (dated at 10,000 BC). Officially named the 'Balikligöl Statue'it was discovered in 1993 in the ancient Kurdish city of Sanliurfa in central southern Turkey.
Ambrosia, sustenance conferring ageless immortality. In Greek mythology it was with ambrosia that Hera goddess of women and marriage "cleansed all defilement from her lovely flesh". Before Penelope appeared before her suitors, Athena prepared her with ambrosia so that the effects of the years would be stripped away.
The anguish of the subterranean metropolis!
Paintings by David Stoeckel ...filmed with an unsteady analogue Camcorder!
This selection of canvas paintings ( acrylic on canvas) were done in my pre-digital period: 1975 to 1995. It was in the mid 90's that I discovered the creative options that a computer could provide ...and from that point on I hung up the brushes and worked with the mouse! View my digital work at www.AngstArtArena.com
Music: "Passion" by Peter Gabriel
I once was a spirited priestess maiden
Upon this earth I did walk in grace
Athena's sacred temple I was betrayed in
Now no mortal man can look upon this face
I am and have become and will ever be ...Medusa!
Medusa, originally a beautiful young woman whose crowning glory was her magnificent long hair, was desired and courted by many suitors. Yet before she could be betrothed to a husband, Poseidon (Neptune) found her worshipping in the temple of Athena (Minerva) and ravished her. Athena was outraged at her sacred temple being violated, and punished Medusa by turning her beautiful tresses into snakes and giving her the destructive power to turn anyone who looked irectly at her into stone.
The quest? To search for that subatomic particle that is at the core of
the HUMAN CONDITION. There must be an "Angst Particle". The verification of such a raw, primal subatomic entity will throw light on humanity's understanding of the cosmos and our place in it. Angst Art Arena's Alchemist takes you inside the Haden Collider and searches beyond The Griggs Bolson!
The Haden Collider initiated.
Alchemists chant intiated.
Summoning the Angst Particle now!
Something is emerging through the ether!
The Haden Collider ...it's slowing down!
The "Angst Particle" has been located ...
it resides beyong the Higgs Boson.
Angst Art Arena
Virtual Gallery of intense iconography.
On-line since January 1997
My art has always been figurative. For the most part It has concerned itself with the extremes of the human condition and its heightened emotional states; fear, anxiety, despair ...awe, wonderment!
Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, has found that awe, an intense form of wonder, makes people feel physically smaller than they are. It is no accident that places of worship often exaggerate these feelings. Temples have grand, looming columns, dazzling stained glass windows, vaulting ceilings, and intricately decorated surfaces. Rituals use song, dance, smell, and elaborate costumes to engage our senses in ways that are bewildering, overwhelming, and transcendent.
Dacher Keltner (Professor of Psychology. University of California, Berkeley)
Art, science and religion are inventions for feeding the appetite that wonder excites in us. Each engages our senses, elicits curiosity and instils reverence. They also become sources of wonder in their own right, generating epicycles of boundless creativity and enduring inquiry.
Jesse Prinz (Professor of Philosophy. City University of New York)