“When we examine thin slices from chondrites under a microscope, they become beautiful to behold, not unlike some of the paintings by Kandinsky and other abstract artists.”
ChondriteThere you have it. Kandinsky shared his intuitive works of that nature almost a century ago! Those three lines are like having four aces in your hand for an abstract artist. Of course chondrites are not the only ones that echo abstract art. Nature is abundant with visible designs. Look at the patterns of a giraffe, zebra, jaguar, tiger, ocelot, seashells, tropical fish, butterflies, orchids, foliage, opals. How about marble and quartz? Then there are Fractals, transporting us into never-never land. Ever looked and seen the abstract pattern on cows, or Pinto horses? The list goes on and on. We need not to just glance, but see. Furthermore, we cannot overlook the magnificent and mysterious images Hubble telescope transmitted to us from deep in the universe.Evidence that through intuition and experimenting, we can reach out and reveal in art, Nature, without going there physically, such as outer space, deep seas, or the micro and macro cosmos. Abstract artists are termed “modern” but in fact they’re the old masters. Some of them, to which group yours truly belongs, echo images and patterns that have been visible or invisible longer than we ourselves are on this planet. Then last but not least there are the bird’s eye, or I should say spaceship-eye views of Earth transmitted to us now by astronaut (and guitar-playing) Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station. *A mentor, and who I call a “space troubadour”.) Nature then is the Master, the source of inspiration, even our intuition belongs to it, because indeed we are stardust. Hence the artists who painted such imagery are not contemporary masters, but pioneers, transferring us with their work into the total universe.Which this article in the Scientific American magazine, at least the 3 lines, is telling us clearly.