Typology features of characters in the Indian Parhupati seal, as in all cultures, demonstrate that the five structural layers of expression are subconscious to artists, architects, builders and members of any culture. Early Indian seals compare well to Dilmun seals, partly due to stylistic exchange, but mainly due to universal archetype. General themes in the famous buffalo god Harappan seal include type 6 Capricornus; of ingress (here of the god), sacrifice, U-shaped (here of two letters, and of horns), volute (here of the podium bases), horned, and double-headed (here of two letters, and the main character).
Lively characters in a roundel on the back of an early Islamic Turkish metal mirror cast found in Iran, expresses the universal subconscious set of character features, sequence, polar markers, and time-frame orientation. After Islam banned figurative characters, calligraphy and geometric shapes took over the role of expressing archetypal structure; however it is difficult to ‘read’ or to demonstrate, for the lack of eyes, postures, items, species, social functions, clusters or groupings of characters.
Four bronze plaques by Cibber, on the four sides Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London, picture the four main battles of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Each plaque also expresses the standard, universal, subconscious structure of visual art, named mindprint (Furter 2014), as demonstrated below. The structure, unknown to artists and art historians, includes the standard set of twelve to sixteen archetypal features; in the standard peripheral sequence; with their eyes or focal features on an axial grid; and with limb joints or junctures at certain polar points.
Author Alistair Coombs posted a link to some Ice Age engravings in support of his correspondence theory of the diffusion … More
Peyote or mescaline art, is a visual styling that resembles luminous entoptics. However these artworks also contain the usual subconscious standard structure of visual expression, named mindprint (Furter 2014).
Here are some examples of archetypal structure or mindprint ‘grammar’ in mushroom or psilocybin art, and in fairy art. Entertaining!
California’s Painted Rock includes a very long rock art panel in a semi-geometric style typical of herder cultures generally, comparable … More