Fantasy, Creativity and Proportions: Spiral representations in Culture and Art

Maria Teresa Lousa, José Mikosz

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Abstract

This paper seeks to establish a link between the referential process and the creative representation of the spiral as a symbol that derives from a fantasy plan common to different times and cultures. It is possible to find in different places of the world several archaeological references, from the Neolithic to Ancient Greece, from Brazil to Mal´ta, etc., a common denominator that cannot be ignored. Its cultural expression can start from experiences in non- ordinary states of consciousness such as the shamanistic dimension of certain tribes, but can also be present in the popular and decorative expression of various non-industrial artefacts. In the artistic dimension, we will highlight some examples of contemporary artists who have been sensitive to this Spiral theme.
Their inspiration was guided by images of the unconscious and by the golden ratio or certain visual harmonies that depart from mimetic references in nature. In any case, these works of art refer more to a natural and symbolic aesthetics than to the rational use attributed to them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligence, Creativity and Fantasy
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2019), October 7-9, 2019, Paris, France
EditorsMario S. Ming Kong, Maria do Rosario Monteiro, Maria Joao Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondres
PublisherCRC Press Taylor & Francis
Pages245-250
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-27719-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event5th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019 - "Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy" - Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris, France
Duration: 7 Oct 20199 Oct 2019
Conference number: 5
http://phi.fa.ulisboa.pt/phi2019/index.php/en/

Publication series

NamePHI
PublisherCRC Press

Conference

Conference5th International Multidisciplinary Congress PHI 2019 - "Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy"
Abbreviated titleIntelligence, Creativity and Fantasy
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/10/199/10/19
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Keywords

  • Spiral
  • Visionary
  • Phantasy

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    Lousa, M. T., & Mikosz, J. (2019). Fantasy, Creativity and Proportions: Spiral representations in Culture and Art. In M. S. M. Kong, M. D. R. Monteiro, & M. J. P. Neto (Eds.), Intelligence, Creativity and Fantasy: Proceedings of the 5th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2019), October 7-9, 2019, Paris, France (pp. 245-250). (PHI). CRC Press Taylor & Francis.