Power of Art
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 man's 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 author's 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:
Individuality of the feeling transmitted;
Clearlesness with which the feeling is transmitted;
Sincerity of the artist.
Art is an adventure into an unknown
world, which can only be explored by
those willing to take the risks.
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
don't 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,
Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio
In this painting of the victory of virtue
over evil it's 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 Caravaggio's head
between the two sides of the painter
that are portrayed here.
Creativity arises out of
the tension between
limitations, the latter
(like the river banks)
forcing the spontaneity
into the various
forms which are
essential to the work of
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 twodimensional 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
give volume to their
• One way one can
give figures threedimensional form is
to reflect light off
their bodies and
paint shadows cast
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
“There 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.
As picture teaches the colouring,
so sculpture the anatomy of form.
Painting is so poetic,
while sculpture is more logical
and scientific and makes you
worry about gravity.
Looking at Art
Architecture is frozen music.
Of all the arts , architecture is the most
Tangible and influential in the lives of men
everywhere . We shop, work and seek entertainment
In buildings. Thus the form of structure influences
St. Catherine’s palace
Noble life demands
a noble architecture
for noble uses
of noble men.
Lack of culture
means what it has
Our experience in great
cathedrals i a special
awe. Our experience
can combine a number
of arts simultaneously:
paintings as well as
Older cultures seem always to have known
practicality of beauty. That which is without
beauty quickly deteriorates.
Music in some way is the most
subtle form of art, it bypasses
the left brain rationality. Music
brings as most readily tears to
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven was going through
one of these sorrowful, sombre
and gloomy periods when he
created the best music
Music should strike fire
from the heart of man,
and bring tears
from the eyes of
Johan Amadeus Mozart
After silence that which comes nearest
to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
The energy to classical music has a very positive impact
on learning capacities and increases level of consciousness
The exposure to classical music in childhood results
in attraction to peace, truth and beauty,and aversion
Without music, life would be an error.
Music washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life.
Art of Ballet
Why waste money on psychotherapy when you
can listen to music or watch ballet?
Essence of beauty
does not change,
only its form.