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Pentagram

Meaning of Harmony and Chaos
“Pentagram is a symbol of both harmony and chaos associated with the symbolism of the number five. The tops of the five-pointed star mean spirit, air, fire, and water and the earth. All these elements are deeply connected with life itself. The geometrical proportions of the regular pentagram are those of the Golden Section, beloved by artists since Renaissance times. The pentagram is a symbol of protection, but the opposite aspect of the pentagram represents chaos. In this context, I have selected five artworks to explore how different artists interpret the symbolism of the pentagram through the concept of harmony and chaos,” explains Shakhnoza Karimbabaeva, Art Curator of the Exhibition.
“The most heinous crimes on the planet are committed not by those who rebel against the rules, but by those who follow them. Those who follow the rules drop bombs and cut villages.”
Banksy
Guernica
1937
Pablo Picasso
Spain, 1881-1973
Oil on canvas, 349.3×776.6 cm
© Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid, Spain
“The world does not have any sense today. Then why should I paint pictures that make sense?”
Pablo Picasso

The canvas depicts the bombing of the Basque city of Guernica that happened in April 1937. Although the painting reflects the horror of war, it became a symbol of peace.
Composition
1920
Wassily Kandinsky
(1866-1944)
Oil on canvas, 87.5х87.5 cm
© The State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan
“Composition is nothing more than but an utterly logical organization of the vital forces, contained within the elements in the form of stress”.
Wassily Kandinsky

There are no bodies on his paintings, no familiar shapes of people and animals. However, there are colours and lines like shadows of various forms: a piece of ground, some green water, a gulp of dark blue sky, sparkling sun in the corner, the inspired soul of a man. And most importantly what he wanted is harmony, created by the unity of all the fragments of shapes and lines in the painting.
Composition
1920
Wassily Kandinsky
(1866-1944)
Oil on canvas, 95.5x106.5 cm
© The State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan
Painting is a rattling collision of various worlds, destined by the way of struggle to create a new world, which is called a work. Every work technically emerges, as space has emerged, by means of catastrophe, resembling shambolic roaring of an orchestra, finally resulting a symphony, the name of which is the music of spheres. The creation of a work is the universe”.
V.Kandinskiy
Peace and War
2019
Eldos Fazylbekov
(b. 1993)
Series of posters
Collection of the author
“War and Peace is the comparison of textures of harmony and chaos. Military shields are images of chaos; on the shields, there are prints of wallpapers with flowers as a hope for peace. The part of harmony is above, it is minimalistic. Against the background of the clouds there is hardly readable text “PEACE”, generating a sense of fragility of the whole beauty. Chaos, occurring around, has absorbed the tree from the beauty world. Pomegranates are the fruits of harmony and chaos. The tree still bears the fruits. A military plane, flying over the peace and harmony, is a symbol of fear to lose the balance.”
Eldos Fazylbekov
Garden of Eden
2020
Sardor Erkinov
(b. 1995)
Acrylic, oil on canvas, 90x190 cm
Collection of the author
“Adam and Eve left the paradise garden in chaos. The Devastated Paradise. A fine line between the universe and chaos. The language of comprehension and adaptation”.
Sardor Erkinov