*Behind the Beauty of Art*

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Van Gogh, Picasso, Michelangelo, Monet= Classics. These are artists who, even if you’re not an art lover or you like art but don’t know too much about paintings and artwork, you’ve heard these names a number of times, I’m sure. There are billions of artists known and unknown out there in this world. We pass by art everyday, whether we open our eyes to it or not, but indeed we are surrounded by it. Photography, mixed media, painting, drawings, street art, pictures in the froth on coffee, clouds, and even sunsets and sunrises by the hand of God and the universe!

The question that is presented in this daily prompt is: Do we need to agree with the artist’s lifestyle and or politics to appreciate their art and or to buy it?

Are you seriously asking me, an artist, this? If you study the works of an artist well enough and long enough, there is a point where you know how they believe and where they came from. Some artist’s have such a definitive style that when you pass a piece of their art work, you know exactly who’s it is without even having to figure out the identity. There are some people who purchase art to place in their household who they believe is a worthwhile display of credentials. It brings an air of exquisite formality to what they want to portray. (ex.: Some only buy picasso pieces, or monet, etc.) I think in some of these instances many people do care about the artist’s beliefs, etc. They wouldn’t dare put up a work of art with someone who committed suicide (van gogh). What does that say about them as a person?

Well… I  am hoping not to be bias, but I can honestly say that I think it’s ridiculous to judge artist’s based on how they live their life and their beliefs (politics, etc). Being able to admire and appreciate artist’s efforts, creativity, uniqueness, and message has nothing to do with what they believe. That would be somewhat racist in my opinion. Artists are human and come from so many different backgrounds and may or may not present what they believe. Art is universal. All types of messages can be shown in art work, but it is the observer that determines what that message means. It is the observer who appreciates the piece and if that piece touches their heart with a message communicated by a feeling (emotion, touch, perception), then who cares what the artist believes? Art is to enjoy. Art is to feel. Art is to communicate. Art is to appreciate. No matter where one comes from.

What do you believe?


Signing off~Uninhibited Ladi ❤




4 thoughts on “*Behind the Beauty of Art*

  1. I have to agree with you on that too. I am always just thinking what the artist is trying to convey and then I make my decision and then just enjoy the beauty of it. The only time I get serious about what their beliefs are is if I desire to support them financially. I want to make sure it is going to a great cause 🙂 Glad you can enjoy it though!!


  2. I agree with your post, but for myself I think I would have to take into consideration where the money goes when I buy something. If the artist supports organizations with their money or time that violate human rights or suppress human rights I would have to pass on the art. Even if it is beautiful.

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    1. Pavanneh: Thank you for taking time to respond and give your thoughts on the subject. You have a valid point. I do agree with you as far as looking into where the money goes if it goes against human rights or bad organizations that are against the norm. I guess coming from my perspective I was writing looking at the larger scope of things and not speaking about individual circumstances. 🙂

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      1. I thought I may be taking it a little off to the side. When I look at a piece of art initially, whether it is a painting, sculpture or any kind of art really, I do not think of anything other than what the artist may be trying to convey in the piece of art. I love going to folk, art and craft festivals. I love looking at all the different ways people can express themselves in different mediums. And when I do look at all of these wonderful things I am not thinking of what their political views or personal views are. I am just thinking what wonderful and creative people they are.

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