Look all around you. With an open mind and some creativity, you can find art (or at least the inspiration to create your own) in almost anything…a spider’s web, a snowflake, a scrap of paper. It’s all in the eye of the beholder. My grandfather was the best roofing contractor Birmingham had ever known, not only because of his impeccable roofing skills, but also because of his attention to detail and ability to create visually captivating roof structures that people still admire to this day. He never considered the roofs he built to be “works of art”, but many people in his hometown have pointed out the beautiful shingle patterns and architecture of the roofs he created.
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As an artist we all know that the piece of art that we are working on today is the most important piece of all time. Well, it’s the truth. We all tend to set the previous piece aside like a jilted lover.
Sadly, she is yesterdays news and the new girl (boy) aka- new painting moves right in and completely woo’s us over.
Today I decided to correct this unhealthy emotional roller coaster and give the ex’es a second chance. My wife and I rearranged the furniture and decor this last weekend, which left a huge wall empty and bare. Viola! The perfect home for all my paintings that have been scorned for oh too long.
The lesson: All your work has value. Just because it is new doesn’t mean it doesn’t have value. Don’t think of them as yesterdays news, they are yours today tomorrow and forever.
When you think about art, you probably think about its beauty or its weirdness or its way of making people feel something. Some people can’t live without art, while others think that it is just a hobby to pass the time. In reality, art is very important and has many benefits for people as well as societies as a whole.
In my last post, I discussed a few of the more conventional forms of art like painting and drawing. As you know, beauty and art are in the eyes of the beholder so everyone is going to have a different opinion about a work of art. To one person, they may be looking at the most beautiful thing they have ever seen while to another person it may be the craziest, ugliest thing they have laid their eyes (or ears) on. All in all, it is still art though because whoever created it poured their creative energy into it and wanted to share their emotions and thoughts with their audience.
To most people, the word “art” stirs up images of paint brushes, colors, and drawings. I discussed in my last post about how we should all take the time to observe and find art manifested in everyday life, so I felt that I need to spend some time on the more conventional forms of art.
Let’s start with the most obvious art form…painting. According to Wikipedia, the oldest known paintings are around 40,000 years old, created by prehistoric men on the walls of caves to depict different animals. Whether they used paintings to communicate information with each other or they had the need to express their thoughts and emotions, it’s interesting to know that art has been in existence for a very long time.
“My inspiration is art… because without art, we would just be stuck with reality.” ~Daniel R. Lynch
Art is a means to express emotions and apply one’s creativity and imagination. It comes in numerous forms, including: painting, drawing, sculpting, music, photography, poetry and theater. Art is interpreted differently by each person, and it can draw different emotions out of people at different times.
Have you ever stopped and wondered what the world would be like without art? I just did, and the outcome seems very bleak. Here are several points I came up with about the lack of art in our world: