Clinamen: the ‘swerve’ of atoms responsible for introducing indeterminacy into an otherwise deterministic system.

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The idea stating that matter is composed of atoms goes back to the 6th or 5th century BC. It seems that the Indians (6th century B.C.) followed by the Greeks (5th century B.C., Democritus following the words of Leucippus) were the first to have introduced this concept.

The Greek philosopher Epicurus, taking up on the idea of Nature as being composed of atoms and vacuum, introduced the concept of "Clinamen" from the Greek word for declination. He defines it as a random deflection of atoms falling into the void. By successive shocks, this original declination would create the world as we know it...

The objective of this series is double. On the one hand, I wish to pay homage to the Greek thinkers at the origin of the atomism thought. Indeed, what was only a thought experiment, turned out to be a scientific fact many centuries later...

The series is also based on the wish to visually translate my fascination for this idea of appearance or emergence of the world.
Clinamen X - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen VII - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen VI - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen IX - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen VIII - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen V - Acrylic on canvas - July 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen I - Acrylic on canvas - July 2022 - 90x60 cm
Clinamen III - Acrylic on canvas - July 2022 - 80x60 cm
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Clinamen X - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen I - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen VI - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen IX - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen VIII - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen V - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen I - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen III - Lancelot Blondeel
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