Please click each blog title to view full entry. Montage is a concept originally developed in the construction of film, involving slicing images together in unexpected ways to reveal a message not otherwise expressible. Montage now more generally refers to an artistic technique of mixed media, which allows for the exposition of an idea or … Continue reading About Philosophy of Art Montage Project
Art is an object of consciousness – an expression of creativity. Art has significance not only for the artist, but also for the audience. Art evokes a conversation, a relationship, a bond between artists and viewer. Art provides a platform for critique. Art is emotion, expression of human experience, a thought process. Art bring to … Continue reading Stream of Consciousness: What is Art?
“Art has no end but its own perfection” –Plato. According to Plato, inspiration is a necessary component of art. Inspiration can be defined as a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelations. Whether it comes from the divine, from within, or from others, … Continue reading Inspiration and the Muse
On January 21, 2017, Zoë Ghertner captured powerful moments from the Women’s March in Washington D.C. in a short three-minute film. The footage is moving and intimate, features close-up shots on women and men protesters’ faces and signs. An article covering Ghertner’s documentary called up on the reader to “watch Zoë Ghertner’s beautiful protest film … Continue reading Women’s March Protest Film
Whether art can be formally defined is a matter of controversy. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, there are two sorts of modern definitions of art. One focuses on art’s “institutional features, emphasizing the way art changes over time, modern works that appear to break radically with all traditional art, and the relational properties … Continue reading Suffocating Art with a Definition
The featured quote, “I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people,” shows what art means to Vincent Van Gogh. For him, art is an expression of feeling. Whether the feeling be love, happiness, instability, or tortured pain, Van Gogh strove to convey his emotional and spiritual state in each of … Continue reading What is Art for Vincent Van Gogh
Painting, photography, drawing, sculpture and architecture. Film and the theatre require temporal durations waking up the inner ear. Dance and mime, Can you feel the emotion? Choreography, poetry, opera, literature, waking up the inner eye. The praxis of art. It’s end is an experience of an audience. Learned traditions create harmony within the whole community … Continue reading What are the Arts?
In the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, a statuette Greek archaeologist are calling “7,000-year-old Enigma” is currently on display. It is a 14-inch bird-looking granite statuette with a pointed nose, round belly, and cylindrical legs. According to a BBC article, this statuette is mystifying archaeologists, who do not know exactly what it is or where … Continue reading Are Artifacts Art?
Art is emotion A creative expression Art is catharsis