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Apophatisme et non-dualité dans le Vedānta et chez Ad Reinhardt

Publication date: 31.03.2023

Cahiers ERTA, 2023, Numéro 33, pp. 95 - 117

https://doi.org/10.4467/23538953CE.23.004.17566

Authors

Diego Scalco
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
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Abstract

The Ultimate Paintings, a series of abstractions made by Ad Reinhardt during the 1960s, are coupled with writings with obvious affinities to the apophatic formulas of the commentaries of the Upanishads (the philosophical conclusions of the Vedas) known as the “nondual Vedānta” (Advaita Vedānta). The abstractions themselves refer to the model of the yantra, the geometrical diagram into which Brahmanic iconography is supposed to subside. In this instance, the apophasis defeats the attempt to signify through painting and language what constitutes itself in painting and language.

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Information: Cahiers ERTA, 2023, pp. 95 - 117

Article type: Original research article

Titles:

English:

Apophatism and Non-duality in the Vedanta and in Ad Reinhardt's work

Authors

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8601-6681

Diego Scalco
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8601-6681 Orcid
All publications →

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Published at: 31.03.2023

Article status: Open

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