Camera and the Romantic Eye of a Seer-Voyeur in the Creation: Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Photographic Pilgrimage

Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Srinagar, India, 1948

Consciousness-Analogue

So, you reap

And so, you must pray

To repay the debts you all owe to the almighty

In the shrouded silence of the clouds

In between the heavy Himalayan rocks,

In between you and me and the camera

that has passed eternity on celluloid film

And time morphed in its own way

Curving the slender back of a divine sun

In the rain on the ocean, in the shrouded mystery behind the veils

Woman as light in the octagonal prism-eye of occult manifestation

Saw pure hymns flowing down the mountain valley

Collect them on crystal mind of ether

And sing them a song in the morning glory.

– Joy Roy Choudhury

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The Future Seconds of Man as a ‘Time-Carrier Particle’ in the Renaissance of da Vinci (The Vitruvian Man, Monalisa and The Last Supper)

Snow Leopard Cradle, Joy Roy Choudhury

The Future Seconds of Man as a ‘Time-Carrier Particle’ in the Renaissance of da Vinci (The Vitruvian Man, Monalisa and The Last Supper)

“Time present and time past 

Are both perhaps present in time future

And time future contained in time past” – T. S. Eliot

Consciousness-Analogue

The Vitruvian Man (1485) is a kind of time-link fiber carrying the essentials of divinity in man; it hatches the corporal sensuality of ‘beauty in mysticism’ in the artist’s mind, and, that has led a da Vinci to discover ‘Monalisa’ (1503-05/07) as an unequivocal affirmation of the ‘para-prakiti’ consciousness magnet with the power to transform lives. Both these two paintings are a route to rediscover The Last Supper (1498) which is not a historical setting put into canvas, but, a social template of the Lord in him and in the populace, and he in the Lord by the act electromagnetic attraction. The wisdom of the 12 apostles is the process carried forward by the 12 particles -the 6 quarks and the 6 leptons by the action-inaction of the tetra-forces (strong, weak, electromagnetic, gravitational) of cosmic interactivity. Contemporary music like that of Johannnes Ockenghem (ca. 1420-1495) who composed French chansons and delved into polyphonic music  was able to extract the singularity of ‘purity in sincerity’ to demonstrate the early ‘awareness of being’ in the causal process of time-elongation. The elasticity of the mental/psychic being while pursuing the creative Skills-Limit  α threshold ( a condition of yogic-meta perfection of qualitative quantity in work) was also observed in Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474) and in the music of Josquin Desprez (1440-1521) and Leonardo Praetorius (1571-1621). Music was following what modern day quantum physicists say ‘signal nonlocality’ allowing time-consciousness to emerge as a retrocausal balance to preserve the ethical kinship it had with the ‘origin of the origins’ beyond big bang and black holes. The symbol of ‘artistic intrusion’ into the dark matter of existence to perhaps comprehend the massive grace-conscious matter of this creation was first put in as an example of the ‘examination of the self’ in man and in nature of ‘binary and multiple existence’ (all perceived in twos or threes than in ones) by the paintings of da Vinci’s The Vitruvian Man , Monalisa and The Last Supper. They convey the idea of a plastic super-intutive future for man in the polymerization of collective-conscious will-aggregators (the sat-guru blessing!) for the liberation of matter from the bondage of gravity. The Last Supper is the ‘perennial hope’ in man to resolve the equation of his destiny by a ‘future choice that can affect the past measurement’s outcome (Yakir Aharonov’s retro-future) by the inner-self reflection of the Grail Light of the Sun. There, Horus is the Surya-Savitri of the Supramental Supramental state in the Extrohan Cause to perfectly annihilate itself in the Large Hadron Collider to remake in man the vision he shared in the dark beginning of no-ends. The non-duality of a monochrome in a super-fluid vastness is the sweet bud of a labyrinth rose that sheds tears as smiles; it’s a form that impregnates other forms making time work as a carrier-particle in the evolution  of ‘occult Madonna as Monalisa’ in the painting of da Vinci. The painting finally culminates to a point of stillness in the eyes of Monalisa talking to its audience in a manner seldom understood in contemporary art.

“Only by the form, the pattern

Can words or music reach

The stillness”.  (Burnt Norton, T.S. Eliot)

“And do not call it fixity

Where past and future are gathered.

Neither movement from nor towards,

Neither ascent nor decline…” (Burnt Norton, T. S. Eliot)

– Joy Roy Choudhury