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TORO, G. CECILIA. Brennand: resonance and the univesality of the forms. Rev. chil. hist. nat. [online]. 2001, vol.74, n.1, pp.183-194. ISSN 0716-078X.

This work proposes for the search and exposition of patterns of forms as they appear in nature as well as those created by man, who as a microcosm, which forms part of nature, recreates the macrocosm. In a culture in which man has lost connections with nature, with his fellow men and their origins, we also aim here to re-parentalize man within the nature from which he takes part. Man is presented as a fractal of the Universe, who, independently of time, space and scale, is able to recreate the same forms that are created by the Universe. This process will necessarily involve both the strength of beauty in its purest and most terrible forms. Beauty, as well as religion or purity, has in itself a redeeming power and man longs for lost paradises. When our ability to perceive beauty is heightened, we are already headed in the right direction; we are already following a path which changes us from one state of consciousness to another, we are already returning to a state of unity. We will show some differentiated forms of a platyhelminth worm, Mesocestoides corti, obtained under scanning electron microscopy, which are unbelievably similar to some forms originating from the work of a great artist, the sculptor Francisco Brennand, which are also shown here. Brennand was awarded the Gabriela Mistral Prize in 1993, the highest accolade for plastic arts in America. Brennand, like a hologram and with only one single point of reference _ The Universe _ has recreated a biological Universe of incredible inherent beauty. This work also aims to show that throughout the history of our own cultures, man justifies his strong desire and his certainty of universality, with explanations of all types: philosophical, psychological, biological, physical, mathematical, astronomical and artistic

Keywords : Brennand; morphic resonance; evolution; art; synchronicity; archetype.

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