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ArtWeek.LA: Perennial Philosophy

Perennial Philosophy / The Lodge Gallery

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In the 16th century, Italian humanist and scholar Agostino Steuco developed Perennial Philosophy, which postulates that all of the world’s religious traditions are essentially based on the one single universal truth, an idea popularized by Aldous Huxley in his 1945 book The Perennial Philosophy. Hipke explores these universal questions of humankind, spirituality and truth in her practice by considering the anonymous subjects she paints from old photographs and finds that these answer reveal themselves in her paintings.