Voltaire and Art

It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.


What’s worth feeling? What work of art is worth feeling? Did you grow up seeing images of a great work of art and then one day you got to see the work of art in person? For me, Jackson Pollock’s was the first piece of art I saw in real life that I had only ever seen in pictures. I loved it. And it was actually much bigger than I had realized. On the other hand, Van Gogh’s Starry Night was not as eventful as I thought it’d be. I did feel proud to see it but it didn’t move me the same way Pollocks piece did. Art is so interesting that way. One person may feel a strong to connection to a work of art while another doesn’t understand why the artist wasted their time. It can be frustrating when one tries to convince the other of it’s value. Then there’s those pieces that universally move audiences. Timing and delivery matter, yes. But some artists can connect with multiple markets in some way. Maybe I’ll learn how someday. Anyways, I like to feel works of art. It really inspires me.

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily on improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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