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Johannes Kelpius

Post dedicat celor de la Enciclopedia Romaniei.

Chiar daca Statele Unite ale Americii nu se pot lauda cu prea multe lucruri in ceea ce priveste istoria antica sau medievala (si nu ma refer aici la biblioteci sau muzee), au totusi o istorie a miscarilor utopice care lasa in urma majoritatea tarilor de pe batranul continent.

Mentionam aici, foarte criptic, ca printre numele de referinta in ceea ce priveste istoria acestor miscari se afla si un transilvanean. Este vorba despre Johannes Kelpius. Nascut la Sighisoara intr-o familie luterana, tatal sau a fost pastor, el si-a desavarsit studiile la Universität Altdorf in  1689 cu o teza de doctorat in Theologia naturalis – subiect foarte la moda in acea perioada. Fratele sau, Martin, este autorul dictionarului biografic Natales Saxonum Transylvaniae.

Leader al societatii Weib in der Wüste, pastorul transilvanean a fost trimis in Philadelphia cu un scop foarte precis: de a reinvia, departe de decazuta societate europeana, adevaratul ideal crestin si de a pregati acolo, in Lumea noua, a doua venire a lui Isus. Stabiliti pe malurile raului Wissahickon Creek, in Pennsylvania, micul grup si-a castigat destul de repede notoreitate, participand la prima ordinare lutherana in colonii – cea a lui Justus Falckner.

Pentru cei care doresc mai multe informatii despre Kelpius, iata cateva link-uri de interes:

The Hymn Writers of Early Pennsylvania: Johannes Kelpius

The German Pietists of Provincial Pennsylvania: Magister Johannes Kelpius

Johannes Kelpius and his Women in the Wilderness. A Chapter in the History of Colonial Pennsylvania Religious Thought.

Johannes Kelpius (1673–1708): Mystic on the Wissahickon.

Inade

In cartile vechi se spune ca numele Demonilor, a Zeilor sau unele de-nerostit-taine trebuie sa fie scrise pe apa. Inde face parte din insiruirea de mai sus. Este numele pe care nu il poti niciodata citi. Pentru ca este scris pe partea intunecata a Soarelui.

There is a world that shadows our world, a world of mysterious design and unspoken secrets, of space that breathes and infinite echoes that never cease to cry. Mirrors that refract images into dark pools of cosmic nothingness. Inade explore these worlds… The mythology that Inade has created touches that place beyond forever, yet now, through the insistence of that which lurks in the margins, a metamorphosis has transpired, in which the cosmos of self has awakened. If one believes that God is everywhere, so is the Darkness that came before Him. A Darkness thriving with anonymous ideals (the possibilities are endless … ) and devious intentions, resplendent with mystical creatures that shamble through antediluvian kingdoms constructed from polished metal, luxurious crystals, and unlimited dreams … though one would need new eyes to see them, and new ears to hear them. It’s up to the individual listener to listen intently, behind shuttered eyelids … to see and experience the true labyrinthine hierarchy of black splendor that awaits.

Abandoned Inferno:

Altar to the Unknown:

Canon of Proportion:

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Ad Reinhardt fotografiat langa a sa Pictura neagra. Paris, 1963.

Robert Fludd – “Et sic in infinitum“. Prima zi a Creatiei (1617).

Malevich – Patrat negru pe fundal alb (inainte de restaurare).

Barnett Newman – Prometeu inlantuit (1952).

Si spunea (Ad):

> Dark

“Northern” preference for black medium.

Polemic, dogmatic, scriptural.

No divisions, no multiplicity.

Ad Reinhardt’s Black Paintings exhibition (1966 – 1967)