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    In This Space shall be a Discussion About Reality

    My development of this theory is based on the work of Eric Kandel in his book The Age Of Insight: The Quest To Understand The Unconscious in Art, Mind, And Brain; From Vienna 1900 To The Present. Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele. Kandel shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. He studied the neural basis of learning and memory. Some parts are good; others, not. Here is a scathing review.

    The discussion is also based on my own theoretical development in parallel with my creating art, and observing people interact with it, over the course of 50 years as a painter and photographer. Technology is not uninvolved here either.

    From my early search for meaning, I began to search for non-meaning. Then came my discovery that humans may do both, in art, as in illusions.

    Invitation to Follow

    The artwork on display here will pursue that philosophical course, as well as being beautiful and fun. I hope you will click on the links.

    Images of Images of Pictures

    "A picture is a fact," declared Ludwig Wittgenstein, in his early Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, which he later overturned. I have retained that early axiom, and I am pretty sure that would be OK with him.

    More on this later.

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