The Artist

The Artist


The idea of ‘the artist’ being extravagant, egoistic, overly emotional and moody is a modern vision.

Nowadays, we simply can’t think of an “artist” as someone well-connected and integrated, as a symbol of self control and with a clear and noble intention; for everywhere we look, art has been drowned with excessive expression of negative tendencies, anxiety and superimposed personalities.

“Up until the 17th century, in both the eastern and western world, religion and science were considered the same field of study; religion influenced science and scientific discoveries affected religion.

The artist/scientist at that time, expressed in their work ideas or themes, which each person in the community could relate to or be inspired by.
Such themes could be: beauty, an aspect of divinity or the blossom of flowers in spring. These and other such themes are, in essence, generic and non personal.

The artists did not express their own emotions, persona or personal feelings, interpretations or ideas; rather, their artwork was non-individualistic by nature.

Those artists/scientists represented their community and dealt in their work with that which was common ground. Many a times, the artwork was sponsored by the religious leaders or authority to convey and express religious ideas and stories so that they were to become clear and available to all.”

From the newly released book: Meditative Art – Theory & Practice

 

Connection to Inspiration and Divinity

The very idea of an artist being in touch with a higher purpose, with a divine connection and real inspiration seems inconceivable. Having a sincere desire to share harmony, beauty and wisdom seems in contradiction to the new ideal of an “artist”.

This day and age, with its obsessive sexual lust, lack of respect to nature and that which is real, has brought to shame the “artist” and that which it stood for.

 

Bringing back the light

He or She, to whom society would look up to for inspiration and clarity, has become a mockery to the very essence of Art and the light they have to share.

If we wish to be true to what we do, we have so start with developing personal honesty. In being sincere to utilize our creative expression with dignity, we must make sure to attempt to use art as a means that will benefit us and others in the best possible way.

To uplift the darkness and sickness that is all around us, let us start taking care of our own light, and thus setting an example of health.

 

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