Abstract Chamber

G. Stolyarov II
Issue CXLVIII - March 17, 2008
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"Abstract Chamber" by G. Stolyarov II

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This is the first work in a new artistic movement, Abstract Orderism, designed to rehabilitate abstract art and employ it in the service of beauty and rationality. Abstract Orderism disputes the commonly held notion that abstract art needs necessarily be wild, chaotic, uncontrolled, and in service to the less well-formed facets of human imagination.  Rather, Abstract Orderism prizes structure, regularity, pattern, and mathematical interest. It seeks to create abstract objects -- of a kind that do not yet exist in the world of the senses but can be conceived by the well-ordered mind and, having been visualized, can be realistically brought into being. 

This work depicts a chamber with a hexagonal base. The side facing the viewer is transparent -- perhaps made of glass or plastic. As the viewer's eye moves away from the base of the chamber, the chamber's cross-section is gradually transformed from a hexagon to a line segment. The chamber's inner walls are various shades of teal, while grey triangular structures link the blue beams with the inner walls and the ends of the hexagonal base. This chamber can conceivably be made as a three-dimensional object. 

What is the meaning of this work? Rather, it is better to ask what the purpose of this work is. Its purpose is to serve as an esthetically appealing object of a kind that did not exist before; its purpose is to offer a new possibility for enjoyment of a beautiful, well-ordered object. The general purpose of Abstract Orderism, which applies to all works of this movement, is to reform abstract art to uphold the creation and love of genuine order, rather than to promote its dissolution and violation. 

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G. Stolyarov II is a science fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, contributor to Enter Stage Right, Le Quebecois Libre,  Rebirth of Reason, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Senior Writer for The Liberal Institute, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov's works have been published on GrasstopsUSA.com. He also posts his articles on Helium.com and Associated Content to assist the spread of rational ideas. His newest science fiction novel is Eden against the Colossus. His latest non-fiction treatise is A Rational Cosmology. His most recent play is Implied Consent. You can also view his YouTube Videos. Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at gennadystolyarovii@yahoo.com.


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Read Mr. Stolyarov's new four-act play, Implied Consent, a futuristic intellectual drama on the sanctity of human life, here.

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