1457 CcQ Part I

Article 1457 CcQ is divided into three parts. This painting illustrates the first part of the article which states that:

Every person has a duty to abide by the rules of conduct which lie upon him, according to the circumstances, usage or law, so as not to cause injury to another.

Simply put, we must not trouble the people around us.

Law is everywhere, although it cannot be seen. In this painting, law is illustrated as a straight line that is above everything we do. The abstract background represents the sum of all the activities we engage in.

We are like beads rolling in straight lines. Have you ever played a pinball game or thrown a bead on the floor and watched what happens? The ball never stays idle, it rolls due to momentum and gravity. However, the bead does not roll forever. It eventually comes to a stop, either in the corner of the room or on a flat surface where there is no gravitational pull. The law of gravity is a natural law and no bead can escape this reality. In the same way, we are subject to laws in a society and we cannot run away from this reality without facing consequences.

56 x 71 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

4 Responses for “1457 CcQ I”

  1. Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art.

  2. The dictionary-meaning of architecture is the art and science of designing and erecting buildings and other physical structures. Architecture can be pleasing and beautiful for the eyes, but there is an amazing ingenuity of engineering logic behind.

  3. Oh yes, technique has definitely advanced. But you never advance without losing something en passant, and you lose it because you’re paying so much attention to the new thing.

  4. I do agree with you.

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