Art / Symbols

AI-generated "art" images

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has learned how to create "art," but is it art?

om (symbol)

Om, ॐ, is a cursive ligature in Devanagari. Doc calibrated the sound Om (pronounced om as in loan) at 740, and as the name of God at 975 (TvF).

Hindu hexagram swastika symbol

The "Tibetan Book of the Dead", contain a hexagram with a swastika inside. It was made up by the publishers for this particular publication --wikipedia

Christ with Arms Folded, by Rembrandt

c. 1657-1661, oil on canvas

Confederate flag (modern display)

"We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer. We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the Confederate flag from our assortment – whether in our stores or on our web site." --walmart

Salvator Mundi (Leonardo)

The painting was sold at auction for US$450.3 million on 15 November 2017 by Christie's in New York to Prince Badr bin Abdullah, setting a new record for the most expensive painting ever sold at public auction --wikipedia

Everydays: The First 5000 Days (artwork)

An NFT sold for $69 million by Christie's auction house March 11, 2021

The Last Judgment (painting) by Hans Memling

depicts the Last Judgment during the second coming of Jesus Christ --wikipedia

Sistine Madonna, by Raphael (painting)

Over and again, this painting has been hailed as 'supreme among the world's paintings' and accorded the epithet 'divine' --Hans Belting, art historian

"Garden of Earthly Delights" by Bosch

As little is known of Bosch's life or intentions, interpretations of his intent range from an admonition of worldly fleshy indulgence, to a dire warning on the perils of life's temptations, to an evocation of ultimate sexual joy --wikipedia

David, sculpture by Michelangelo

The creative works of Michelangelo are at 590 in TvF. (The following calibration of David was performed without this knowledge).

The Kiss of Judas (1862 engraving)

by Ary Scheffer

Prince of Peace (painting)

Rendered by an eight year old, how well does it depict the actual Jesus?

The World of Tim Burton (art exhibit)

His amalgamations of man, animal, and machine are evocative of an artistically-inclined Dr. Frankenstein with an unfettered imagination. The interplay between horror and humor figures prominently in Burton’s art and films —timburton.com

Relativity (M. C. Escher)

It depicts a world in which the normal laws of gravity do not apply --wikipedia