The Prism of Meaning

A young artist/architect explores the symbols and systems of translation through her artwork, inspired by the Rosetta Stone

Priyamvada Gaur, The Prism of Meaning, 10 in x 12 in (original), acrylic on canvas, 2018.

The image features part of a painting by Priyamvada Gaur. The idiomaticĀ use of “Rosetta Stone” has been done to refer to a key step in the process of translation in which a correlation between symbols of different families and systems can be made. In Priyamvada’s paintings, like in the early work of all artists, the beginnings of the emergence of such a key can be seen in her repetitiveĀ use of strokes, colour palettes and compositional strategies.

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