Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Lesson Plans


Re: WHAT IS ART? Indeed, WHAT IS BEAUTY?

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
Artemis420
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 01:33:00 EDT


In a message dated 10/19/99 5:57:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time, occti
writes:

<< ) an understanding of mathematical principles and laws...describe such
qualities of the world as perspective, mass, volume, space, time, etc. But
just these principles alone are not creative. A similar statement would be
that grammar demystifies the human act of writing and communicating. Yet
it does not; the creative element is missing - the putting together of the
myriad pieces and parts.

2) art and math were not 'married'; they were born together...in the real
world. Each in their way are qualities of the world, both recognized and
codified by the human mind - our discovery of existing relationships.
>>
In my experience, art and math (and science too) were joined in the
renaissance. There isn't much evidence of perspective in art before then. As
for beauty, it seems to move from the inner world to the outer world in
cycles...I think we are moving to a
new aesthetic of beauty now. I hope it will relate to the human as a human
and not just as an extension of a machine.
Artie