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  • 1. Power of Art3.Paintings 4. Sculpture5.Architecture6.Music Ivan Dec.07

2. Art and Love is mans greatest gift.Art, like any other form of communication,reflects the intention as well as vision orgenius of the creator. 3. Art elevates the human mind, sublimates his base emotions, and cultivates his sense to be more sensitive tothe finer things of life. Art gives peace and vitality to the human mind and soul; and as children are to womenof whom they are born, so is art to its creator, the artistic genius. To cultivate ones mind so that art may"speak," is to raise oneself above the level of the animal kingdom; it is to give freedom to mans spirit which isthe real joy of life.Leonardo Da Vinci 4. Salvador DalWhat makes something, a piece ofgood art, as opposed to bad art? What makes something a piece ofprinted page, or piece of music art?Ultimate question in the philosophyof art is not only what art isbut what its purpose, function, andimportance it has are in our lives. 5. Tolstoys view on art:If a man is infected (is moved by or is very passionate about it) by the authors condition ofsoul, if he feels this emotion and this union with others, then the object which has effected thisis art.Degree of infectiousness is also the sole measure of excellence in art. The stronger theinfection, the better is the art as art, speaking now apart from its subject matter, i.e., notconsidering the quality of the feelings it transmits. And the degree of the infectiousness of artdepends on three conditions: Boticcelli1. Individuality of the feeling transmitted;2.Clearlesness with which the feeling is transmitted;3.Sincerity of the artist. 6. Art is an adventure into an unknownGoyaworld, which can only be explored bythose willing to take the risks. 7. RenoirAn intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in adifficult way;an artist is a man who says a difficult thingin a simple way. 8. Pablo PicassoArt has many forms: Paintings, Sculpture,Architecture, Photography, Music, etc 9. Van Gogh 1. PaintingsThe power of the greatest art is the power to shakeus into revelation and rip us from our default modeof seeing. After an encounter with that force, wedont look at a face, a colour, a sky, a body, in quitethe same way again. We get fitted with new sight: in-sight. Visions of beauty or a rush of intense pleasureare part of that process, but so too may be shock,pain, desire, pity, even revulsion. That kind of artseems to have rewired our senses. We apprehendthe world differently. 10. Rembrant Beauty is matter of insight into the divine and manifestation to ultimate truth. With beauty life has been further expanded.Beauty is skin deep, hower by integration body and soul, sense of wholeness can be achieved. Beauty can also be irresistable weapon and could be deceptive and corrupting..It steals the institutions power, seduces congregation. 11. Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio In this painting of the victory of virtue over evil its supposed to be David who is the centre of attention, but have you ever seen a less jubilant victory? On his sword is inscribed Is humility conquers pride. This is the battle that has been fought out inside Caravaggios headbetween the two sides of the painter that are portrayed here. 12. KlimtCreativity arises out ofthe tension betweenspontaneity and limitations, the latter(like the river banks)forcing the spontaneityinto the variousforms which areessential to the work ofart. 13. Van DyckPerspective Perspective is the way in whichartists create an illusion ofdepth on a flat surface. Forhundreds of years painters havetried to represent accurately ascene that exists in threedimensions on a two-dimensional canvas. One of theways to create this illusion is tomake the objects that are faraway smaller than those thatare closer to the viewer. 14. MonetJust as stage designers use lighting to spotlight a performer, painters will often highlight important elements in paintings 15. GauginUse of different colors provide emphasis, emotion,etc. Often colors highlight parts of an image todraw specific attention to it. 16. By using light andshadows, artistsgive volume to theirsubjects. One way one cangive figures three-dimensional form isto reflect light offtheir bodies andpaint shadows castby them. 17. RubensWhat I am seeking is not the real and not theunreal but rather the unconscious,the mystery of the instinctive in the human race. 18. Diego RiveraEvery great work ofart has two faces,one toward its owntime and one towardthe future, towardeternity. 19. 2. SculptureThere are three forms of visual art:Painting is art to look at,sculpture is art you can walk around,and architecture is art you can walk through 20. RodinThe sculptor represents the transition from one pose toanother. He indicates how insensibly the first glides intothe second.In his work we still see a part of what was andwe discover a part of what is to be. 21. Rodin 22. RodinAs picture teaches the colouring,so sculpture the anatomy of form. 23. PietaMichelangelo 24. DavidMichelangelo 25. MosesMichelangelo 26. BerniniPainting is so poetic,while sculpture is more logicaland scientific and makes youworry about gravity. 27. ChihuliLooking at Art Light Perspective Movement Color Form Proportion Symbolism Lines 28. 3. ArchitectureArchitecture is frozen music. 29. Of all the arts , architecture is the mostTangible and influential in the lives of meneverywhere . We shop, work and seek entertainmentIn buildings. Thus the form of structure influences are activities.St. Catherines palaceSt. Petersburg 30. Noble life demandsa noble architecture Gaudifor noble uses of noble men.Lack of culturemeans what it hasalways meant:ignoble civilizationand thereforeimminent downfall 31. Gaudi 32. Our experience in greatcathedrals i a specialawe. Our experiencecan combine a numberof arts simultaneously:Music, sculpture,paintings as well asspatial design. 33. Park GullOlder cultures seem always to have knownpracticality of beauty. That which is withoutbeauty quickly deteriorates. 34. Moscow 35. Paris 36. Santorini 37. Sidney 38. Washington 39. Russia 40. Vienna 41. Coloseum- Rome 42. Music in some way is the most subtle form of art, it bypasses the left brain rationality. Music brings as most readily tears to our eyes4. Music 43. Ludwig Van BeethovenBeethoven was going throughone of these sorrowful, sombre and gloomy periods when hecreated the best musicMusic should strike firefrom the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes ofwoman. 44. Johan Amadeus MozartAntonn DVOKAfter silence that which comes nearestto expressing the inexpressible is music. 45. Johann Sebastian Bach Peter Ilyitch TchaikovskyThe energy to classical music has a very positive impacton learning capacities and increases level of consciousness 46. Chopin PucciniThe exposure to classical music in childhood resultsin attraction to peace, truth and beauty,and aversionto violence. 47. Without music, life would be an error. 48. Music washes away from the soulthe dust of everyday life. 49. Art of Ballet Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to music or watch ballet? 50. Essence of beautydoes not change,only its form. END