Five Part Series on ‘Beauty In Art’
Five Part Series on ‘Beauty In Art’ – Part 1
Last week Shelia Finkelstein got me to thinking about beauty and our perception of it, in art, generally and generationally. The idea of generational beauty was thought provoking. We are all of course, products of our environment and cultural upbringing. What we find beauty in differs at various times in our lives as well as between generations. My mother found no beauty at all in Hendrix belting out Voodoo Child – why she didn’t – well that was a complete mystery to me. Different standards of beauty I guess.
One thing beauty requires of us is our attention – fully and completely if we are to really engage with it. The more we immerse ourselves, the more present we get regardless of our age, life stage, generation – beauty is open to us if we just take the time to ‘stop and smell the flowers’.
Beauty is subjective – when was the last time you really appreciated the true beauty of something?
Image Credit: Ozark http:// www.nps.gov/ozar/planyourvisit/justforkids.htm
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