Mortals continually seek the answers to the most perplexing universal questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? These underlying www.lifeofanartist.nl questions refer to time both past, present and future, as well as, the nature of the human condition itself. By delving into the most ancient of periods, combined with the present day occurrences, (of the chaotic/barbaric of times) are we better able to appreciate, relate and absorb the mysterious universe as it moves through us and into our ART.
We are forced to ponder the question: does culture influence the ART or is ART influenced by the culture? Prehistoric ART is heavy laden with overly inscribed overt symbolism reflecting their similar interests in discovering the answers to these on-going nebulous questions. The Venus of Willendorf may adequately portray man’s attempt to satisfy the vital requirement in himself to subdue the fears associated with what may possibly happen to him after he died. She screams as an extraneous deity needed by man to validate his unstoppable urge to worship something greater that existed inside himself. Without a doubt, the greatest aspiration in man is to seize and exemplify the inner spiritual aspect of his nature. He intends, through ART, to reveal the Master of Divine Essence so inexplicably hidden. The creations of Artists are merely the outward manifestation of an inner realization. From Cavemen to the most technological advances in mankind, the sole purpose is to see God face to face in some manner. By studying, contemplating and meditating upon the various ART works made available and those created by oneself, an option is made accessible to expand man’s universe. One is able to receive through a hologramic resonance, a personal revelation that will cause him to envision an experience more than what it appears to be on the surface.
The hidden part of any work of ART is the part that connects us to us. As we study and meditate upon the various ART works, we must start with its design, noting that design is nothing more than pure abstract meaning. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject matter at hand.