In ancient and modern times, art is everywhere. We see it in buildings, in the clouds, and one my personal favorites-in the ocean! I absolutely adore under sea paintings. If you frequently have a tendency to zone out and lose yourself in a piece of art depicting a pod of dolphins with the rippling light on their bodies, you know what I mean. But my nostalgic muse goes beyond the earth to outer planets and vast galaxies. Here I will discuss the art categories that solicit my fancy!
There are a plethora of examples of unique and sometimes unconventional architecture. There was one such instance I encountered a house on the net that was shaped and painted like a large hand basket! How’s that for thinking outside the box? But for this part of my discussion I will focus on probably one of the most familiar pieces of artful construction-the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It has never been conclusively asserted who designed the tower. To me this adds to the mystery and fascination of the building.
A pertinent joke held by a good degree of society is “When will it finally tip over and break into a thousand pieces of stone?” Indeed, it is quite comical to observe. Fortunately, the tilt has been intermittently lessened from 1993 to 2018. I am very happy for this. In actuality, it would be quite tragic if this timeless building were to collapse.
But on the whole, if I could visit any place to adore an architectural setting, it would be Venice. The aquatic environment added with the timeless building structures is unique. So that is my spiel on the subject of architecture.
I have a special visual fetish which is photography that captures the still, natural, awe of land formations. Instead of focusing on a specific thing, I will highlight on the majestic, rising, beautiful image of mountains and other rich captions of nature on a general scope. Here at home in Vegas, I can enjoy the serene view of Mount Charleston. Another mountain range I’e seen in person are the rusty red luster of the Copper Hills in Salt Lake City. On my top list of mountains to see with my own eyes is the Matterhorn, Mount Everest, Mount Fuji and others.
I’ve always loved the effervescent peace of Japanese topography. Specifically, the images of grassy hills blanketed in mist. If you’ve seen Japanese nature art, you’ll know what I speak of. I also fancy tropical forest settings found in South America and Asia. I love it when National Geographic sends in US photographers to these places. On another note, I like pictures of wildlife in these places. I love tarantula.
This venue of art is obviously a thing of modern times that was introduced within the last two decades. I first took a liking to holographic pictures when I was a preteen. The holographic picture I first remember seeing was a rendering of a fighter jet. I was wowed! Strangely though, 3D art is not as popular as it should be in my opinion,
Regular digital falls into the category of plain computer graphics. Whether they’re still or set in motion, to me, it’s art. But some may disagree that a CGI animation is official art. Be that as it may, it is still pleasing to the eye.
I recently saw digital art of dolphins leaping out of the water. It was barely discernible to tell it was CGI. I truly hope projected holograms becomes a mainstream medium. None of the big dogs like Sony, Microsoft or Samsung haven’t really explored this surreal and probably lucrative venue.
This is what the typical kind of art we associate with. A lot of us know the paintings but don’t know their titles. The first painting that comes to mind is probably the Mona Lisa. Next we may think of The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. But did you know that the famous artist had it wrong? The building is the Monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. Next the people in the picture sat on chairs. In actuality, they reclined on pillows at a low table. A final piece of famous paintings is the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo. It’s that one painting with Adam touching fingers with God who is on a cloud with angels.
Apart from conventional paintings, there is of course abstract paintings. Van Goh probably comes to mind. His most notable work was called Starry Night composed in 1899. It is described by some art critics as ethereal and dreamlike. The melencholy blue that depicts the sky is mystifying and carries the transient tone of a dream.
Art is a beguiling thing. It takes a keen mind and sharp analyzing skills to discern the element of most art. It;s not just a matter of taste and palate but of how the mind filters what is seen that touches the heart. I’ve always carried a moderate niche for art. Yet I never knew the deep complexities of painting in particular.
But it is a true experience to dissect a piece of art for yourself. I can ask myself, what makes these classic paintings so classic anyway? Why do people pay such outlandish costs for so called refined and exquisite pieces of art? If you’ve ever read a review of an art critic, you may see how they really delve deep into the feeling, emotion and impression that classic paintings instill. They say things like-“The contrast of the white clouds in relation to the lush green foliage highlights the overall innate gentle caption of the subtle natural inflection of the piece.” For the laymen, it may sound like Loony Toons.
Nevertheless, I admire such people that have an overarching passion who really feel things so deeply. Having a passion for art is like any niche; you must know the history of art and its present state of development. One must explicate the subject. That is why I must do research on art. I hope this was informative and that you see art in a different and more refined shade.