Wednesday, July 25, 2012
More than 100 years ago the chroniclers of Cubism spoke of a new essential reality that fuses successive appearances in to a single image reconstituted in time - an image that we see from multiple points of view. The geometric images along with the “Cubism” label caused me to stop short of a more meaningful understanding of it. That is until I saw Cubism as a way of perceiving reality rather than as a seminal abstract style. Now I can start to look for clues to a more essential cubist reality through neurobiology and the science of how we actually visually perceive over time. Maybe reality is best portrayed by a countenance that at any moment can never exist - one where the unconscious becomes apparent and time is compressed.