What is Art?
For me, Art is the combination of any two ideas or objects to create a new idea. So, A house, a car, a person or even just leaves thrown on a side walk would be considered art. In short, Everything is Art.
What is Beauty?
Although I believe there is no good or bad art, I believe that pieces of art can be more beautiful than other pieces. What determines the amount of beauty is the amount of harmonious complexity an art piece has. This means have many techniques, objects and ideas can the artist cram into a piece and still make it look great. This doesn’t mean that simple art is bad or has less value, but I believe that more harmonic complexity makes a piece look more vivid and have more aesthetic quality than simple art most of the time.
For example, look at the two abstract art images below. This is what I take from it at a single look. The piece on the left is a simpler piece with multicolored concentric circles within different colored squares that make a 3×4 pattern. The picture on the right is more complex using a variety of shapes and curves and patterns. The colors also seems more vibrant and pop out. Although both are good works of art, I would have to say that personally I believe the piece on the right is more beautiful.
What are your thoughts? What do you think beauty and art is? Let me know what you think in the comments.
In Other News…
And in other news… I have been working hard on my upcoming instrumental CD “Our Beautiful Existence” and it would be hypocritical to put other people’s art work on blast without putting my own work up to be blasted.
Here is a draft of the album art let me know what you think. Thanks for ready my blog I will try to find a chance to post something soon.