The Eye (Art and Imagination Series)
by Francis Huxley
Publisher's Description
In an inspired text, Francis Huxley discusses the many roles played by the symbol of the eye. All religions have utilized the symbol. To the Bhuddist, the eye is light and wisdom. To the Celt, it was the evil eye, symbolic of ill-will and envy. Sometimes the eye represents all-seeing divinity, knowledge, protection and stability. It can be the symbol of the male-female androgyne or of the solar door that gives access to the celestial regions. At other times, however, it can be the symbol of evil, as with the Cyclops. A generous selection of illustrations drawn from sources as diverse as the ancient Egyptians and surrealist painting compliment this fascinating study.
ISBN: 0500810346
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Paperback : 96 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.1 x 11 x 0.3 inches
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