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The Triumph of Love

Franklin Delgado's avatar Franklin Delgado

As an artist, a sense of admiration weaves inside experiences of change. The greatness of these moments inspires me not to render images in one stroke, but to carefully build them. To arduously create images, something handmade, a performance analogous to the greatness of sublime experiences. By defining the idea of the sublime one can estimate the magnitude of natural things. The mathematical sublime estimates nature’s magnitude by means of number; and aesthetic, by means of the eyes or mere intuition. “We can only get definite concepts of how great anything is by having recourse to numbers (or ad infinitum), the unit being the measure; and to this extent all logical estimation of magnitude is mathematical”. Likewise, “the estimation of the measure of the fundamental measure must, therefore, consist merely in the immediate grasp which we can get of it in intuition, and the use to which our imagination can put this in presenting the numerical concepts: (i.e., subjectively and not objectively determined).” Love is a universal language, something greater that gives meaning and intensity to one’s life. Love is observable and powerful. Its meaning goes beyond social bonding, utility, and child rearing. It is a sublime experience. Love is the one thing capable of perceiving, that transcends dimensions of time and space. Love never ends.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Medium: Charcoal on paper
  • Width: 64 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 48 inches