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The result of this accounting way of seeing the world has made a quantum leap in the present

Thanks to the use of technology, the scope and dimension of the calculations that can be formulated contribute to an essential process in our way of living: abstraction, which is combined with the aforementioned paths of denaturation and dehumanization.

We have always developed ways to bring humans, nature, and objects closer together. The relics, halfway between the human and the material, are an example of this. But the union of this trend with numerical rationality, and its current evolution has caused a de-humanist progress. As a Roman bust, we can say that we have lost our minds, or, as Goya would said, the dream of the Enlightenment returns to produce monsters.

The manifestation of the violence of the number is observed in the evolution of still-life paintings. They have gone from being idyllic images of nature to dystopian compositions of consumerism. Objects, nature and bodies are intermingled and reflect the violence that underlies our lives.




The plastic arts (Mondrían, nº 11) show the importance of abstraction in our way of understanding the world today.

Accounting and abstraction have had a direct impact on art, where works of art are just a number, are just part of a market and are subject to the logic of serial reproduction and profit.