ART  (700)

"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.

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 influence them.

Fine Art

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:
 1) Painting
 2) Sculpture
 3) Architecture
 4) Music
 5) Poetry

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 matters:

 • 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 other.

 'Power of Art'

Overview of European Art

Overview of Modern Art