Medusa turns onlookers to stone. We live in a world populated by thinking pictures.
All art theories have been based on the discovery of the essence of art. Terrible is better.
Medusa's' theory is utterly frivolous, and then Greek heroes used theoretical speculation to decide what things are caused by. Almost all of this has proved to be nonsense. Seeing the invisible.
How to obtain useful knowledge? Artistic experimentation with artists bringing forward their approaches that expand the experience and possibilities of drawings where quirky thing begins, and where the pencil ends.
It’s pretty wild that the ancient Greeks did not require perfection of their pictures of heroes, only greatness. Artistic interests often help medusas to enhance their own creativity in the lab. Grotesque masks, such as the Medusa head of the ancient Greeks , frightened witches and demons away, because the ends justify the means.
Hhowever curiosity is a powerful intellectual force, and the gorgon medusa documents a widespread contemporary obsession with accessing the archaic symbol breaking of the past.
In Ancient Greek mythology, Perseus killed Medusa to avoid being turned to stone. Medusa, in her early terrifying form, was used as a protective symbol: An image of evil to repel evil. The goddess Athena famously included a representation of Medusa’s severed head on her protective cloak or aegis. In Ancient Rome, her beautified image was still employed as a protective symbol, although the depiction shifted into a form more similar to a woman than a monster.
Because gazing directly upon Medusa turns visitors to stone, only Medusa's back can be shown on city walls. Medusa's' theory is utterly frivolous. So, as you can see this picture is packed with messages.
From the start of modernity art began to manifest a certain dependence on theory. Today, theorists and artists want to be like everybody else. Their preferred topic is everyday life.
Boris Groys, Under the gaze of theory.
The canvas functions as a thin partition between the conscious and subconscious. The picture pulls everything together against gym rats.
Since the sense of vision has developed as an instrument of survival, it is keyed to its task.
N. Arnheim pp 372, 384