Meaning of Divine and Human
“The symbolism of the point, as an extremely compressed energy, is common to the mystical literature and extremely close to modern physical and astronomical theories about the origin of the universe. Every phenomenon begins from the point. The point underlies all dimensions and is a centre of the human self: having reached the central point, the sage reaches the heart – the peace, the divine presence. In this context, I have selected five artworks to explore how different artists interpret the symbolism of the point, attributing a divine and human meaning.” explains Shakhnoza Karimbabaeva, Art Curator of the Exhibition called “Relations: 12 symbols and their meaning”.
“The art of painting, or better called the art of similarity, can express an idea through images that the visible world offers, but intuition tells the artist how to arrange them to express the mystery.”
Rene Magritte
The False Mirror
Rene Magritte
Belgium, (1898-1967)
Oil on canvas, 54x80.9 cm
© New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), USA
The whole space is occupied by the image of a huge eye. The point of view determines the perceptions of the world of more or less distant realities.
A Groom
Alexander Nikolaev (Usto Mumin)
Oil on canvas, 24.3 x 22.8 cm
© The State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky
“One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star."
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The young man’s gaze, turned inward, identifies the search in himself for his hidden core, tranquillity and contemplation of what the soul gains. The pomegranate is the search for the second half, the second Self, and its inhabitants are the grains that make up unity in the multitude.
Self Portrait
Vasiliy Lysenko
Oil on canvas, 60.3 х 60.4 cm
© The State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky
“A human can change his external world by altering his internal Ego.”
William James

A human can change his external world by altering his internal Ego. The man’s gaze is an appeal to the external world with the aspiration to transform it, classify it, establish rules and improve the quality of life.”
Yazyavan at the Zenith of the July Heat
Vyacheslav Useinov
(b. 1962)
Tapestry, hand weaving, mixed technique, 230x400 cm
Collection of the author
Technical execution of tapestry by textile master Nina Petrosova
“In the poetry of Fractal Verism, a visible object can be scattered to the verge of an abstract emptiness, and back to the elusive idyll of a genuine place. To summarize, the Fractal needs the Verism as well as the Verism needs the Fractal”.
Sanjar Jabbarov
(b. 1986)
Acrylic on canvas,
130x130 cm
Collection of the author
Think and see the conceivable. Two worlds: the world of theoretical idealization, where a material body is “transformed” into a conceivable one, a mathematical dot. The conceivable dot is something seen, embodied in a cone. In other words, the point is at the intersection of the imaginary and the visible (understanding and thinking), – or – hypersensitive and sensitive, – or – without a body and with a body ... The point is the place of their meeting and opposition: – and the impossible-transubstantiation.