Symposium: Rediscovering the Infinite Through Classical Art

The Rising Tide Foundation presents the Symposium: Rediscovering the Infinite Through Classical Art, which opened with a presentation by Cynthia Chung on Shakespeare and the use of tragedy in elevating an audience’s knowledge of human nature in order to break free from tragic dynamics within us. This was followed by a lecture delivered by Matthew Ehret on the role of classical painting in liberating the mind’s enslavement to the senses and providing a moral education for all sensitive souls.

Since the finiteness of our individual lives is finally being brought into an active (rather than merely contemplative) relationship with the infinite for the first time in decades, the role of art as a medium which harmonizes those two contrasting states (change/no change, sensual/rational, eternal/temporal, etc) can now be explored in fullness the way great poets, painters, and dramatists had done in ages past.

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