HENRI VAN BENTUM: Organiverse Starry Night: ‘meant to be an antidote to the stress of life through contemplation or meditation’

Published September 10, 2010 by goyodelarosa

VAN BENTUM’S ORGANIVERSE: Far out, eh?

Henri van Bentum

Henry van Bentum created Organiverse in 1972,

‘100 small pieces of pointillist art

featuring circles filled with thousands of colourful dots.’

Henri van Bentum

mandala by jack wise

The link in Van Bentum’s oeuvre to the Pacifican psychedelic Buddhist mandalas of Jack Wise (above) is evident in the discipline of the complete meditative abandon necessary for these tondi to work on the psyche of the viewer.

For a link to Vimeo pages where one can view 3 videos made from these classic Jungian psychedelic abstract pointillist mindscapes that are reminiscent of astronomy photographs taken through high-powered telescopes, please refer to the Comments section below.

There was also an article written by Katherine Dedyna entitled ‘Stars align for painter’s vision… Victoria artist’s work presaged recent NASA images from deep space,’ in the Thursday, September 9, 2010 number of the Victoria Times Colonist daily newspaper which will be linked here in the Comments section also.

Mr. Van Bentum  maintains a very interesting blog, called Henri Van Bentum:

http://henrivanbentum.blogspot.com

… a link to which will also be found below.  

Henri van Bentum, 1962

Images  from Organiverse Starry Night and other photos of the artist’s life work used in this article were copied without permission from that site.

 Mea culpa, and congrats on the Dedyna article, Henri!

– ‘Goyo de la Rosa’

Editor, Rockland

Henri Van Bentum did 100 small pieces of pointalism art featuring circles filled with thousands of colourful dots called Organiverse. The Harvard Chandra telescope website displays five of them,  juxtaposed with various NASA type photos of outer space that resembled them.

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