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A Thing Of Itself

Robert Piatek

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A Thing Of Itself

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This painting is inspired by my interest in the concept of Noumenons. A Noumenon is described as a thing of itself as it is which means in exists outside of the phenomenal world we live in so we can't actually see it or them. Noumenons have been a subject among philosophers since Kant but have been part of Buddhist and Taoist teachings for a couple of thousand years although not specifically called a noumenon. There are hundreds of 3 dimensional images of what they might look like. This is my attempt to create a 2D image of one.

15
40"H × 50"W × 1.5"D
Painting
Oil
Abstract
Expressionism
Unframed
Oil on canvas
No
No
Keep out of direct sunlight

STATEMENT

My work is inspired by my thoughts, feelings, musings and meditations about reality and whether there is such a thing. Who am I and how do I fit into the infinite cosmos? Buddhist teaching says everything is part of everything else just one infinite, timeless oneness and what we call reality is just a dream, a phantom, a drop of dew, a bolt of lightning. I like that thought.

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