Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Not A Mazed: The Labyrinth: An Art Historical Perspective BY PAUL FRISWOLD

The Labyrinth: An Art Historical Perspective

Date/Time:Mon., February 15

Not A Mazed

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Not A Mazed

The labyrinth is an ancient symbol common to many cultures. Although people use the words "maze" and "labyrinth" interchangeably, there are key differences: Mazes are puzzles to be solved, with divergent branches that are designed to confuse the player; labyrinths have one entrance and one path to be walked that leads to the center. It is this "single path to the center" quality that perhaps led to the use of the labyrinth as a meditation aid, as the "one way" element echoes the "one way to salvation" ethos of Christianity. Bridget Sandhoff of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Art & Art History Department discusses the importance of the design in a lecture entitled "The Labyrinth: An Art Historical Perspective" as part of the Monday Noon Series. Sandhoff delivers her program at 12:15 in room 222 of the J.C. Penney Conference Center on the UMSL campus (1 University Drive at Natural Bridge Road; 314-516-5699). Admission is free, and light refreshments are served.

Maze of a Team Of Monkeys on a tower crane. Created by Yonatan Frimer and RSL
maze comics, team of monkeys on a tower crane
Tower Crane Being Operated by a Team of Monkeys.

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