Friday, August 27, 2010

Art reflecting

A Volcano erupts

Noise is heard 3,000 miles away in Madagascar.
A 175-foot tsunami wipes away 163 coastal towns and villages.
36,417 inhabitants die.


Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions, and/or intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.


Art creates, it reflects. In the words of some various artists if a work doesn’t connect to real life, it is not art. Many people know about the fact that Krakatoa erupted, and, many people are familiar with the art The Scream by Edvard Munch. But what is captured in the sky, in the background, and in other art of the moment, is the amazing sky created by the physical consequences of the eruption.

Art reflects, art creates.

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