Check out this wonderful personal story on the subject of art, and the accompanying short film that I will say is “Captivating without end” because I want those three words to show up as a blurb advertising this short film somewhere.
Seriously, give it a look. 🙂
“Art is not, as the metaphysicians say, the manifestation of some mysterious idea of beauty or God; it is not, as the aesthetical physiologists say, a game in which man lets off his excess of stored-up energy; it is not the expression of man’s emotions by external signs; it is not the production of pleasing objects; and, above all, it is not pleasure; but it is a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and of humanity.”
Leo Tolstoy, What Is Art?, 1897
I’ve recently written an article in which I discuss why the writer is an artist too, the same way as the painter for instance (Why The Writer Is An Artist). One of the key elements of art that I pointed out is that, in my opinion, art is…
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