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RAINS, Malcolm

THE CLASSICAL SERIES

Ancient Greek art, with its emphasis on mathematical harmony & proportion, has long been held to be the Ideal in Western art and has influenced our architecture & art for several thousand years. Until recently this Classical aesthetic has dictated that banks, universities and government buildings look like Greek temples and, in academic painting, that the human form be modelled after the Greek Ideal.

My “Classical Series”, begun in 1991, forsakes the historical Classical canons of beauty and instead embraces the operation of randomness and chance in creation of a new beauty. This is a Beauty for the Quantum Age.

Each painting is named after a site in the ancient Greek, or Mediterranean, world as an act of acknowledgement to the historical role of Greek Art in our culture, but also, and more importantly, as an act of Irony.

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