Have you noticed how art can be energy work? It brings healing, contemplation, and speaks to our inner self. Sometimes it comes across as something repulsive, but maybe that is because it triggers something repulsive within. Art is a mirror of our own state and that shifts all the time.
Great art is timeless. It speaks to the universal truth of self and has a much larger scope than, say, a whimsical picture of a cat. Not that I have anything against cute cats, but to feel the greatness of my own life, I can go to any art museum and immerse myself in the great art of the world.
I remember when I went to the Met in New You and saw the Impressionists. I have never seen a “real” painting by Renoir before and the light that he had captured with paint took my breath away.
How do you paint light? It’s not all in the technique obviously. Somehow he pulled it out of himself and the vision of light and shadow he had was superior.
I admire different aspects of different painters, but they all have one thing in common; they never strayed far from their original style (except Picasso maybe, haha.)
My favorites are the painters of the Impressionistic style. There is an innocence and joy about the art. They captured an era when people took pleasure in the simpler things. Much of the modern art has such hard edges that speak of our harsher more stressful times.
I like to go up to art at a museum and feel entranced, not disturbed. Yet, honest art speaks the truth about the times we live in and it’s not all milk and roses. Far from it.
One time when I was an art student a friend and I got a wild hair and spread open an umbrella at a museum of modern art. We stuck it on the floor with a tag that said “Umbrella.” People stopped and looked at it, walked all around it, pondering. We thought we were very clever.
Then a guard discovered the abnormality and the game ended abruptly. It was fun though. That brings up the question: what is art? That is a discussion that can go on forever.
Personally, I like to be blown away when I go to view art.
I can only aspire to have people like my own art, and some really do. I guess my mission is accomplished if one person likes my art. All is good!
This concludes Day 8 of the 30 day blog challenge.
What are you working on today? What beauty are you bringing out to the world?
P.S. I have some beautiful art for sale in my etsy shop. 😉 HERE.