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Did the Psycedelic Art phenonmenon come out of riligious roots? Or is it merely an urge to be exotic?

Asked by archaeopteryx (873points) February 3rd, 2009
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NaturalMineralWater's avatar

I’m not sure. I guess I would have to study up on riliigiioion.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Riligious roots…do you smoke them?

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Sorry, archaeopteryx, I’m poking fun at you, and our age difference is showing. Psychedelic art has its basis in hallucinogenic drugs and the the Summer of Love. Which is why I asked if “riligious” (sic) roots can be smoked…

archaeopteryx's avatar

@AlfredaPrufrock
Oh, okay, I think I got it.

Thanks. :-)

Jamspoon's avatar

It’s interesting that similarities can be seen between religious art, art that was produced by older cultures, the psychedelic art movement and art brut.

A lot of it seems to reflect on something that’s less a cultural phenomenon but more innate, more of an intuitive understanding or identification of form: shape, structure, repetition, balance.

I’m no psych major but it’s interesting in how it possibly relates to the structure of the mind and how it translates into conscious experience.

jellyfish's avatar

Mind altering drugs translated into patterns on paper in the 60’s- lots of self -discovery books and a slant towards non material things.

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