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

Oxford Dictionnary
The idea stating that matter is composed of atoms dates back to the 6th or 5th century BC. It seems that the Indians (6th century BC) followed by the Greeks (5th century BC, Democritus taking up the words of Leucippus) are the first to have introduced this idea.

The Greek philosopher Epicurus, taking up the idea of nature as being composed of bodies (atoms) and void introduces the concept of “Clinamen”. He defines it as being a random deflection of atoms falling into the void. By successive shocks, this original variation would generate the world as we know it...
Clinamen I - Acrylic on canvas - July 2022 - 90x60 cm
Clinamen II - Acrylic on canvas - July 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen III - Acrylic on canvas - July 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen IV - Acrylic on canvas - July 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen V - Acrylic on canvas - July 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen VI - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen VII - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen VIII - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen IX - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
Clinamen X - Acrylic on canvas - August 2022 - 80x60 cm
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Clinamen I - Lancelot Blondeel
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Clinamen III - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen IV - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen V - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen VI - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen I - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen VIII - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen IX - Lancelot Blondeel
Clinamen X - Lancelot Blondeel
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