Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Where Does Art Reside?
There is something beautiful about art, and something artistic about beauty. I’ve always believed the two go hand in hand, yet I do know there are forms of art that shun beauty, yet have a beauty all their own. I’m sure there’s tons of quotes putting the two together in some lyrical fashion, but, in the end, I feel that quotes do either that much good when they are combined.
On the wall, above my desk is a print of a painting. Its called Dangerous Deception by L. Daniels. It is probably the most beautiful portrayal of a Bengal Tiger I have ever seen. I fully believe the Bengal is the second most beautiful creature that lives. They are complete poetry in motion.
So, I’m sure you asked, what is the number one most beautiful creature? Well, if you didn’t, good for you, you didn’t fall for the trap. The human female. There is something beautiful in the curves, softness, and strength of a woman. You can put a woman in a pose, with a look upon her face, and then you can spend ages telling about the story behind the woman. Sure, most of it will be wrong, but its still inspiration, pure and simple.
That’s what I seek out of art, or at least what I find in anything that makes me see it as art. And there’s so much in life. Sometimes, its just the way a tree bends, and the sun making a perfect shadow across it, as clouds drift in the background.... Sometimes it’s a picture an armed serviceman striking a pose as something is going on behind him. Sometimes its as simple as a comic book cover with the perfect combination of story behind that scene.
I never know where I’m going to find art, but I know I always keep looking. It’s the little things in life, that make the big things. And you never do know what you might see next that changes your life, even the smallest amount, for the better.
So what do you see as art? Do you have a favorite painting or photograph that you have to keep around? What about in an art gallery? What is your favorite piece of art?