"Life beats down and
crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." ― Stella Adler
"Bad art copies, good
art creates, great art transcends.” ― Ken Wilber
In The Golden
Seat, on the left, is the Patron of
Art’s nature is a visual self-expression of
one’s feelings, thoughts and observations. The sight to Music’s sound.
Art stimulates the thoughts, emotions, beliefs
or ideas of another. Its purpose is multifold: communication of ideas (political, philosophical,
spiritual); expression of beauty (aesthetics); exploration of perception; pleasure or entertainment; social inquiry
or protest; healing or psychiatric therapy. And art sometimes has its mystery - a purpose that seems
nonexistent or highly nuanced: the possibly that art results from artists deliberately misreading the works that
In Western European academic traditions, fine
art is art developed primarily for the aesthetics, distinguishing it from applied art which typically serves a
practical function. According to traditional Western Canon, fine art is typically judged on
the ‘purity of the discipline’ rather the ‘quality of the artwork’.
Historically, the five main fine arts are:
Contemporary fine arts commonly include
additional forms, such as film, photography, conceptual art, and printmaking. Outside this ‘visual’ or
‘static’ realm (paint/canvas/stone) are the performing arts, typically theatre and dance, where the performance is
performed in front of a live audience.
Art - The Golden Seat
The Golden Seat takes the grand perspective that there are two grand movements in Religious/Philosophical
• Ascension: Matter to
Spirit. The Many to One. Transcendent. The path of wisdom.
• Descension: Spirit to Matter. The One to Many.
Immanence. The path of compassion.
And we find Art right smack in the fray
exploring and creating new art forms - from the height and depths of one movement to the
'Power of Art'
Overview of European Art
Overview of Modern Art