The very nature of art is highly subjective…
and as such, there are quite a few things that artists and art enthusiasts alike do not necessarily agree on. However, there is one thing that most creative minded people probably accept as a practical truth – creativity requires inspiration.
Some people are inspired by nature, others by the human condition, still more by the words or wisdom of others. In fact, while inspiration is not always something that is easy to come by, there is no doubt that the possible sources of inspiration are endless.
My inspiration for my poetry books and artistic photography come from any number of places.
What inspires you?
In my personal opinion, if my poetry, photography or other artistic pursuits actually turn out to be inspiration for other artists and their work, that’s one of the best feelings of all.
99 Inspirational Artistic Quotes
For a while now…
I’ve been delving into designing some basic websites. But recently, I’ve invested some more time and effort into this creative venture.
From the first ever website that I worked with back in college more than a decade ago (wow I’m feeling old now) a lot of my friends did not like the dreaded acronym HTML. In fact, I generally held a similar opinion and to some extend still do. Back then, I thought of HTML as another one of those “four-letter” words of foul language. Now, I view it more like a fungus, it grows on you over time.
To keep the whole analogy thing going, I see HTML as being kind of like the annoying relative that you see a couple of times a year for holidays or special events. You can take him or her in small doses but wouldn’t want to have to deal with them all the time. They may be a bit difficult to handle but can have some redeeming qualities.
The “redeeming qualities” of HTML are all about the virtually unending possibilities for customization. And that’s something that no template or drag and drop setup can offer.
This customization is where the artistic quality of this coding system finally comes into play. A really good, easy to use source is the W3schools website. Give it a try and the artist in you might just be happy you did.
What is art?
On the surface, it is a simple question. However, this simple question often receives a number of complex answers.
Sure, you can go to any dictionary for some sort of answer. However, even there you are likely to come up with several different definitions.
Does the amount of time put in or effort involved determine whether something is or is not art? A few other questions we can ask ourselves include:
Is it art if it involves creativity or imagination?
Does how it make you feel determine whether or not it is art?
Is the idea of self-expression essential to qualify something as art?
All in all, the questions and answers are seemingly endless. Perhaps it is much like the concept of beauty. As it has been said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Maybe it’s just that simple – what is art is up to the individual and can be just as unique as each and every person.