Which would you choose to communicate your ideas and emotions – words or paintings? As a blogger perhaps you think it should be words?
But, words can’t reach our inner most selves as paintings can. Nor can we easily express in words how or why a particular painting affects us.
Art should not be judged from an aesthetic viewpoint. No, Kupka insisted, fighting for breath (he was dying). It was nothing more nor less than an attempt to communicate.
– Quote about Franz Kupka from The Red Highway by Nicolas Rothwell, p.63.
It’s not “either/or” words or paintings… We need both in our lives. Art inspires and elevates. Art brings people together.
On Saturday in our back yard, we celebrated both – painting and books with our neighbours and friends!
What a splendid way to reach out to others and share beauty! Art is part of life and community. Art is not just for exhibition in galleries and museums.
Through it (art) people communicate to one another their feelings, their most intimate and infinitely varied and poignant thoughts. -From Dialectical Materialism, Philosophy and Art, by Alexander Spirkin
Have you ever held a neighbourhood art show?
Have you ever attended a neighbourhood art show?
Please comment on your ideas about art, communication and community.