The Wool Barge

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2007 by robertpope

The website “The magic of Life” has just published the transcript of an interview that they conducted with Robert Pope. It makes for some very thought provoking reading.

The painting below is available for sale. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in purchasing this work.

Title: ‘The Wool Barge’
Medium: Oil on primed hardboard
Size: 12cm x 20cm


Boulder City Poppett Head

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2007 by robertpope

During the 1960s the artist worked for mining companies and travelled extensively throughtout the vast Australian inland desert regions on oil and mineral exploration expeditions. Many of his traditional Australian Landscapes, of which ‘Boulder City’ is a fine example, depict the old mining settlements that existed in the Australian Outback. The bright red earth of Centralia seems unbelievable to anyone who hasn’t been there, but those who have seen it would agree that Robert has accurately captured its colour in this painting. The names “Bussey and Tilly” inscribed bottom left are those of the artist’s grandparents, who lived and worked in the Western Australian gold mining town of Boulder City.

This work is available for sale. Enquiries: Click here.

Boulder City Poppett Head
Oil on primed hardboard
15cm x 25cm

The Dilemma of the Templar Quintessence

Posted in Uncategorized on October 15, 2007 by robertpope

This is a larger work by the artist. Click on the image to view a larger picture. This painting is a very good example of the artist’s use of acrylic to build up a texture reminiscent of mysterious writings inscribed upon the wall of an ancient temple. The artist’s description appears below.

The painting has been sold to a private collector.

Title: The Dilemma of the Templar Quintessence
Artist: Professor Robert Pope

Size: 60cm x 90cm
Medium: Acrylic on stretched canvas
Science-Art Research Centre of Australia
Catalogue Registration Number: 47-02/05


Painting Description

The forbears of 18th Century Freemasonry were the Knights Templar. Their objective was the rediscovery of a lost science governed by the Principle of Construction (Creation). Knowledge of the Principle of Construction was sought so that humankind could escape being ruled by the Principle of Destruction (Diaabolos). In modern science the Princile of Destruction is called the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the Universal Heat Death Law, the Law of Chaos. The Templars knew of the evil propogated by an obsession with the Universal Law of Chaos from the scrolls dug up under the Temple in Jerusalem, and that Islamic scholars had advanced aspects of the lost science. The descendents of the Templars, the Freemasons, followed Leonardo da Vinci’s incorrect assessment of the key to all knowledge. Leonardo was in a dilemma for several years about the origin of the ‘soul-force’ and finally made an incorrect decision, choosing the eye as the key to all knowledge. In the 18th Century, Thomas Jefferson depicted this incorrect assumption within the Great Seal of America (the eye atop the pyramid).

When the Science-Art Research Centre of Australia corrected Leonardo da Vinci’s Theory of Science, the soul-force was associated with the discovery of universal dark energy forming the female, or Yin, energy system of Creation. The female atop the dragon represents this dilemma, the balancing of Creation and Destruction. Leonardo’s optical calculations to derive the soul-force were corrected by substituting the eye as the source of all knowledge with the focussing of life into existence when the sperm meets the ovum.

The Templar Dilemma

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12, 2007 by robertpope

Painting from the Icons of the Second Renaissance series.
This painting has been sold to a private collector.

Title: The Templar Dilemma
Artist: Professor Robert Pope
Size 30cm x 40 cm
Medium: Acrylic on sealed board
Science-Art Research Centre of Australia Catalogue Registration Number: 48-4-07


Painting Description

A Knights Templar medallion above a Crusader motif floats within the universal space-time hologram amid a language of fused Greek, Roman and Islamic thought form letters. Dominating the foremost horizon are letter forms depicting the sterile linear language of obsessive entropic knowledge, with the structure of pi depicting the Templar Dilemma.

The Templars, as their heir, Freemasonary, had as their objective the rediscovery of a lost scientific Principle of Construction ( Creation) in order to develop the ancient Science for Ethical Ends so that humanity could be free from the dictatorship of the Principle of destruction ( The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics). The logic base upholding the Templar Quest was founded upon geometrical ratios such as pi, all of which extended to infinity (the precursor to fractal logic). The dilemma is caused because the fractal logic (pi included) helps to uphold the Science of Aesthetics, Bernard Bolzano’s correction to Immanuel Kant’s incorrect theory of Aesthetics, which cannot be defined within a militaristic ethos.

First Post

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2007 by robertpope

This is a recently completed landscape painting. It is available for sale. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this work.

The Duchess Picnic Train
Oil on Primed Hardboard