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Spiral

Meaning of Development and Unknown
“The spiral is the rhythm of life. It characterizes the creative vital force of human and society, a symbol of unity of generations, spiritual and moral growth of man. It means the life order, the symbol of continuity, development, motion, and journey into the unknown. Let’s face it, following our aspirations and dreams, requires travelling into unchartered territories. It requires both humility and courage. Courage to move on and to follow our star. The journey never ends, this is just the beginning …. I have selected five artworks to explore how different artists interpret the symbolism of the spiral through the meaning of development and the unknown,” explains Shakhnoza Karimbabaeva, Art Curator of the Exhibition.
“Macrocosm is the whole utter Universe as a materialized will and God’s thought. Microcosm is a human as a model and reflection of the Macrocosm. A soul is the element linking Macrocosm and Microcosm.”
Paracelsus, Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim
The Starry Night
1889
Vincent van Gogh
Netherlands, (1853-1890)
Oil on canvas, 73.7x 92.1 cm
© New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), USA
“To be honest, I do not know why, but looking at the stars I am always eager to dream”.
Vincent van Gogh

Beautiful spirals and curls in the painting “The starry night” by Vincent van Gogh are like certain mathematical description of airflows in the atmosphere of the Earth. Eleven stars and the twelfth moon, surrounded by a halo of light, break through the night sky in a rich blue colour.
Microdynamics in Space
Alexander Sardan (Baranov)
(1901-1974)
Gouache on paper, 24 x 34.2 cm; 22 x 32.6 cm
© The State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky
Depicts a celestial sound space. Such is the space of the cosmos, other worlds and universes, the molecular, atomic world and the world of quarks, the biological space of one’s own organism.
Daydreams
Alexander Sardan (Baranov)
(1901-1974)
Paper on cardboard, tempera, pastel 23.5x31.8 cm
© The State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after I.V. Savitsky
“The movement is produced by the connection of odd elements, contrasts of colours among each other that constitute the reality. This reality is ensured by the immensity, and it becomes a rhythmic simultaneous work. The simultaneous work in the light – harmony, the rhythm of colours, which creates a person’s vision. The human vision is ensured by the greatest reality, directly from the consideration of the Universe. The eye is the most purified of our senses than what is most directly associated with our opinion and consciousness.”
Robert Delone
Under the Moon
2020
Nuriddin Rasulov
(b. 1986)
Oil on canvas, 120x150 cm
Collection of the author
“My love is not a life of moonlight and roses, but something prosaic like a Monday morning.”
Vincent van Gogh

The beauty and fascination of living scarlet roses on a moonlit night. The moon acquires a symbolic meaning of naturalness, simple happiness and renewal.
Reflection
2006
Jamol Usmanov
(b. 1961)
Oil on canvas, 60x80 cm
© Collection of the National Gallery of Fine Arts of Uzbekistan (NBU)
The world always changes: there is nothing in the world that would not change at least one of its properties in the course of time. One cycle replaces the other.