Power of Art 1. Paintings 2. Sculpture 3.Architecture 4.Music
Art and Love is man¶s greatest gift. Art like any other form of communication reflects the intention as well as vision or genius of the creator.
Art elevates the human mind sublimates his base emotions and cultivates his sense to be more sensitive to the finer things of life. Art gives peace and vitality to the human mind and soul; and as children are to women of whom they are born so is art to its creator the artistic genius. To cultivate ones mind so that art may "speak" is to raise oneself above the level of the animal kingdom; it is to give freedom to mans spirit which is the real joy of life.
Leonardo Da Vinci
What makes something a piece of good art as opposed to bad art What makes something a piece of printed page or piece of music art Ultimate question in the philosophy of art is not only what art is but what its purpose function and importance it has are in our lives.
Tolstoys view on art: If a man is infected (is moved by or is very passionate about it) by the authors condition of soul if he feels this emotion and this union with others then the object which has effected this is art.Degree of infectiousness is also the sole measure of excellence in art. The stronger the infection the better is the art as art speaking now apart from its subject matter i.e. not considering the quality of the feelings it transmits. And the degree of the infectiousness of art depends on three conditions: Boticcelli 1. Individuality of the feeling transmitted; 2. Clearlesness with which the feeling is transmitted; 3. Sincerity of the artist.
Art is an adventure into an unknown world which can only be explored by those willing to take the risks.
Renoir An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way;an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.
Art has many forms: Paintings Sculpture Architecture Photography Music etc
The power of the greatest art is the power to shake us into revelation and rip us from our default mode of seeing. After an encounter with that force we dont look at a face a colour a sky a body in quite the same way again. We get fitted with new sight: insight. Visions of beauty or a rush of intense pleasure are part of that process but so too may be shock pain desire pity even revulsion. That kind of art seems to have rewired our senses. We apprehend the world differently.
Beauty is matter of insight into the divine and manifestation to ultimate truth. With beauty life has been further expanded. Beauty is skin deep hower by integration body and soul sense of wholeness can be achieved. Beauty can also be irresistable weapon and could be deceptive and corrupting.. It steals the institutions power seduces congregation.
Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio
In this painting of the victory of virtue over evil its supposed to be David who is the centre of attention but have you ever seen a less jubilant victory On his sword is inscribed Is humility conquers pride. This is the battle that has been fought out inside Caravaggios head between the two sides of the painter that are portrayed here.
Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art.
Perspective is the way in which artists create an illusion of depth on a flat surface. For hundreds of years painters have tried to represent accurately a scene that exists in three dimensions on a twotwodimensional canvas. One of the ways to create this illusion is to make the objects that are far away smaller than those that are closer to the viewer.
Just as stage designers use lighting to spotlight a performer painters will often highlight important elements in paintings
Use of different colors provide emphasis emotion etc. Often colors highlight parts of an image to draw specific attention to it.
By using light and shadows artists give volume to their subjects. One way one can give figures threedimensional form is to reflect light off their bodies and paint shadows cast by them.
What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.
Every great work of art has two faces one toward its own time and one toward the future toward eternity.
³There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at sculpture is art you can walk around and architecture is art you can walk through´
The sculptor represents the transition from one pose to another. He indicates how insensibly the first glides into the second.In his work we still see a part of what was and we discover a part of what is to be.