WHAT IS ART?

Do artists create art by learning to paint pictures, carve sculpture, write and perform music, choreograph dance, etc. or are these products the result of a behavioural response to some other motivation? Is this motivation just about making money, an idea of beauty and skill, or do artists encounter, and try to portray, a deeper experience of mind? Find out the answers to these questions here through the theory, writings, and artwork of C J Hollins.

"Some artists look outwards and draw and paint what their eyes show them, they see landscapes, portraits and everyday things. Others look inwards and allow their mind to imagine worlds full of wizards, monsters or fantasies. Inside my mind I hear the call of a old mournful animal. A long lost creature who once showed my distant ancestors the world through bestial instincts. This creature has been passed down to me in the genes that structure my unconscious intuitive responses, but my creature has become entombed. Buried alive under my modern command of my every thought, and so I must learn to act without design so that I can sense the world through the echo's that remain of this original state of mind".

 

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