What is Art Part 1

Sunday, 4 May 2008

[Black and White Photograph of Artist Jackson Pollock at work dripping Paint onto a canvas]EVERYONE seems to know what “art” is until you ask them. It’s all very complicated for such a small word!

I decided to investigate, and found that the meaning of “art” has changed over quite a short period of time — and not merely changed, but radically changed so that it presently means the polar opposite of what it originally meant — and that’s pretty amazing, in my opinion. Read the rest of this entry »

How It All Began

Saturday, 10 February 2007

[Picture by Michelangelo]THE BEGINNING of mankind, of the planet, even of time itself can never be known, merely guessed.

In the traditional Jewish faith, the Tanakh or Written Torah has a book entitled Genesis that follows the pattern of the Ancient Greek. These traditions involve (a) gods, (b) a male, (c) a female, (d) a temptation, and (e) a tempter. Read the rest of this entry »