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Autodestructive motif


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Another rug that aims to present both creation and the seeds of its own destruction within its pattern. The Romanian historian of religion Mircea Eliade posited the the theory/concept of "eternal return". For example in his book "Images and Symbols": What is the meaning of all these myths and all these rites? That the world is born, disintegrates, perishes and is reborn in a very rapid rhythm. Its easy to theorise that this myth of "eternal return" influenced Modern and Primitive Art. Arguably Banksy's "auto-destruct" shredding of his painting (born, disintegrates, perishes) is an example whereas in primitive art there are Tibetan sand mandalas and Navajo sand paintings.

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