Artistic Soul

Art is a continuous flow of suspended disbelief.

The evolution of art beyond leaps and bounds, cutting across limits imposed by various civilizations and filtering through imaginations of people of all the ages that have passed by, stands as a worthy testimony to the statement.

Belief in your senses sets the real world apart from imagination. Imagination finds its way to reality through art. Art inspires humans to disbelieve the reality by its sheer charm. Yet, to appreciate it, we have to suspend the disbelief. And this disbelief spreads across various genres.

Paintings, Poetry, Sculptures, Music, Architecture, Theater and a lot more contribute as the genres. But the true spirit of art lies in the Artistic Soul. The world has had artistic souls like Michaelangelo, Bellini, Botticelli, Bruegel, da Vinci, Durer, Raphael, Titian, and the like, who redefined the existing perceptions about art in their time. It is a tribute to their skill as artists, that we have reams of praises, commentaries, studies, research etc. Similar personalities, fortunately, have cropped up in the course of history as a saving grace.

Now, what is this artistic soul? Is it the soul of an artist you inherited after his/her demise?

I tend to have discussions with one of my closest pal, Pavan, whenever we are in a mood to speak our hearts out. After dealing a wide range of topics, we have come to ponder over this three letter word. As per my view, Art is something which comes out of your passion for loving yourself. Different aspects you love about yourself appear in varied proportions in different pieces of art. Sometimes, these works may be your own too. And up to what extent you can assert your love for yourself in this big, wide world, is a measure of your artistic soul.

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19 thoughts on “Artistic Soul

  1. Agreed hands down, hats off! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yep. Art is something which (when you learn to appreciate it, that is) will take you through a journey of imagination that you wish would just continue forever.

    One point I’d like to contradict here would be: Art for me isn’t the passion of loving one’s self. But the passion for love itself! It is just the love that flows from the hands of the artist to whatever art that he is weaving that projects out into the soul of the beholder. Hence the art is a product of love.

    P.S: I’m really impressed by this article. Not because of its content (’cause the content always stays good), but because you have tried to use grammatically proper statements with proper capitalizing and not throwing your dots (… …. ….) everywhere! Keep it up! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Love for yourself signifies your willingness to express yourself to the world, than just another human being. And art tells the inside story very well.

    The only resource with which you can do whatever you want is yourself. so starting from here serves as a prototype for all that is to follow.

    PS:I do use a good number of dots, agreed. But please note that quite a few posts are exempted from this behavior.

  3. I get your point. But the statement ‘Love for yourself’ gives an impression of being egoistic and selfish. Can you put it into better words? ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S: Hahaha.. So this is an artistic article eh? ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. i think self-centered would be more appropriate. that’s because, i don’t wish to assert myself upon others. whereas being egoistic and selfish is betraying myself. (u remember my space sharing principle?)

    i have to say one more thing. its just that a lot more things matter to me first than being self-centric. so in spite of mentioning that i am self-centric, i need to clarify that there are other things, for instance humility etc, tht come to the fore.

  5. BRAVO! You really have outdone yourself. And yes, I do agree with Manoj in this matter that art is not the passion for loving oneself, but love itself.

    The only resource with which you can do whatever you want is yourself. so starting from here serves as a prototype for all that is to follow.

    I don’t get one point however; when you said this, you are involuntarily pointing out that art needs to start somewhere. But according to me, “art does not start, nor can it be taught”. A person can only be showed the way in which he can express his art. Anyway, what I wanted to say was that you cannot find a starting or ending point when you talk about art. Even a dot can be considered art if you can attribute the right perception to it. Art is what the artist sees; and Appreciation is when it is seen by others in “almost” the same way.

  6. You are right, art needs a perceptive attribution to gain recognition.

    however, if i intended to ‘start art’, i wouldn’t have used the word ‘continuous’ (‘coz, unless specified otherwise, ‘continuous’ conjures up an idea of apparently never-ending feeling).
    and secondly, starting doesn’t have to mean being taught. it can be taken as kindling the hidden stuff in you. even if u take up the literal sense with which the word ‘teaching’ is used, it serves as a kindling agent to your common sense, which helps in your understanding of things better.

    now, the concept to be learnt was there all the time around u. but you “started” to understand it and subsequently, feel it.
    similarly, art is continuous. it is the artist who starts off with the mission to understand and feel the art, thereby, spreading its charisma!

  7. Great post. I love art. I love the expression that it makes put when we are doing something. Art is style. And I love style. ๐Ÿ˜€

    a huge hug

  8. Nice post! Your use of language is very good. Thanks for dropping by my blog on blogger. I have now come to WP. And oh v cool header image.

  9. Am I missing something here? Weren’t we discussing a topic? And I see my best friend has become quite the popular guy. Good going dude.

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