Counterpoint in the Visual Arts. A Perspective Based on my Graphical and Sculptural Work

  • Philip Van Loocke
Part of the Nexus Network Journal book series (NNJ, volume 14,1)


Counterpoint is a concept which has its roots in music, where it refers, loosely speaking, to the simultaneous presence of musical lines which complement one another, at times converging and at other moments evolving into a relationship of contrast. In this paper I use the notion of counterpoint in a visual context. I conjecture that such an extended use is meaningful, and explain this for graphical work as well as for sculptures. I take the freedom to illustrate this with some of my own artwork.


counterpoint string theory higher dimensional geometry consciousness quasicrystals golden section tiling the plane 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Van Loocke
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  1. 1.WulveringemBelgium

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