The Dilemma of the Templar Quintessence

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.


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