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#92 Chigurh

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Posted June 28 2016 - 07:59 PM

Art is one of a few outlets where you can get away with telling the truth about what you can't speak aloud in your social clique. I'm conservative, but in my art there are many elements of the liberal utopia I make fun of irl. Sometimes when creating art that embraces the ignorance of political affiliation, just to be ironic, can actually help the artist understand that point of view a little clearer. And for that alone, I think art is behind all great changes in society, for good or bad. 


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Posted June 29 2016 - 09:30 AM

Like everything else, it is only important to those who think it is.

 

and that is my final statement on the subject.


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Posted July 04 2016 - 03:07 PM

artist is a small kind of god.. in kabbalah, there is a hierarchy of gods. from the great gods to the the little ones.. 

 

you can create, that cosmos hasnt thought or created yet. you can create a blue elephant and cosmos hasnt think about it yet.. but you think..and you give an idea to the universe... by using the great network..



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Posted August 01 2016 - 08:53 AM

someone once said, if you have to ask why art is important you are already lost all hope of salvation!


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Posted August 20 2016 - 07:57 AM

i believe art is everywhere, art is the cure for psychosis, i do have schyzophrenia and when i started doing arts , i saw arts everywhere and it saved my life, cause instead of focusing on bad detail i was looking for art everywhere. if you loook at tree u can see art ,if you look at floor you will see some heads , but art is just looking at things in detail


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Posted August 20 2016 - 08:04 AM

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Posted September 18 2016 - 04:55 PM

Art.

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Posted September 21 2016 - 01:20 AM

there are two things really.  being creative is what makes us 'human'.  by which i mean sapient of course.  the only observable thing that seperates sapience from sentience.

the other, i've already mentioned, is communiication.  art communicates. 

(there's a third thing, for some its an income, but i really think that is way down there in third place as for its function)


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Posted October 31 2016 - 07:02 PM

i believe art is everywhere, art is the cure for psychosis, i do have schyzophrenia and when i started doing arts , i saw arts everywhere and it saved my life, cause instead of focusing on bad detail i was looking for art everywhere. if you loook at tree u can see art ,if you look at floor you will see some heads , but art is just looking at things in detail

Sometimes when I'm having a slightly bad trip, I use a finger to draw buildings in the dirt and it calms my nerves. 



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Posted October 31 2016 - 09:59 PM

Didn't have time to read the whole thread, but here's my take:

 

Without art, the anthropogenic world would be a very bland if not ugly place to live. Sure, everything might be reliably operational and functional, just as it is today. Infrastructure would work sufficiently as it does today. But it would not be a very visually appealing world to live in. Everything you see that was professionally built by mankind was built with an aesthetic goal in mind. Not only does it end with infrastructure, but movies would be lame and bland. Art also has therapeutic value as it evokes certain emotions out of people.


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Posted October 31 2016 - 10:46 PM

Didn't have time to read the whole thread, but here's my take:

 

Without art, the anthropogenic world would be a very bland if not ugly place to live. Sure, everything might be reliably operational and functional, just as it is today. Infrastructure would work sufficiently as it does today. But it would not be a very visually appealing world to live in. Everything you see that was professionally built by mankind was built with an aesthetic goal in mind. Not only does it end with infrastructure, but movies would be lame and bland. Art also has therapeutic value as it evokes certain emotions out of people.

Agree, though to play devil's advocate, wouldn't the efficiency of most social structures produce greater functionality without aesthetics? I understand without inspiration and conflict work ethics become trivial, at the same time unity, insofar as a global 'job' could be thought of as perfection, which too is an aesthetic goal. What if the only reason we haven't expanded beyond Earth, is simply because we haven't explored the options of what a NWO actually have to offer?



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Posted November 01 2016 - 04:57 PM

Agree, though to play devil's advocate, wouldn't the efficiency of most social structures produce greater functionality without aesthetics? I understand without inspiration and conflict work ethics become trivial, at the same time unity, insofar as a global 'job' could be thought of as perfection, which too is an aesthetic goal. What if the only reason we haven't expanded beyond Earth, is simply because we haven't explored the options of what a NWO actually have to offer?

 

Not at all. Aesthetics don't steal anything from function as long as it's designed well. Without design and art, its possible that everything would look the same, and lack character. When it comes to design, form always follows function.


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#104 DarkSideOfTheMoon94

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Posted November 06 2016 - 06:27 AM

"Art is supposed to teach you something you didn't know about yourself."

Don't know where the quote came from, but i can't take credit for that gem lol.

 

And if you don't know yourself, chances are a lot of other people that don't either. And a society full of people like that, can lead to nothing but trouble.

Both on a macro and micro scale.  

 

So to answer the op's question, society needs art to remove the illusionary veil of separation between people in said society. 


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Posted November 06 2016 - 08:13 AM

Art helps us look at things in new ways. It gives us different perspectives that we otherwise might never feel emotionally. There is a high relationship between math and art. Perhaps exploring that relationship might give insight as to its beauty in a way that you can better relate to

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Posted November 07 2016 - 11:58 AM

It's a pocket of consciousness, so it reflects the mindset of the creator.

That can be very useful at the same time as being communal.  


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Posted November 07 2016 - 12:00 PM

Hmm, maybe 'footprint' would be a better description... but no, pocket works well.


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Posted November 07 2016 - 01:14 PM

Mathematicians, physicists, and others you might not think of as artistic have for eons based their work upon aesthetic considerations as much as anything else. Both math and aesthetics have been traced to the visual centers of our brains and are apparently emergent phenomena produced by pattern matching. While that might sound of only abstract interest, the US government has admitted they have classified a few jokes as "Vital to the National Defense". You could say that reason uses a digital approach to problem solving and emotions employ a more analog one with the combination of the two being widely acknowledged as more powerful than either one alone.



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Posted November 19 2016 - 01:38 PM

Why is art important?

It is the Encouragement of Expansive, Creative and Imaginative thought  - and as such = A Necessity of Developmental Evolution 


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Posted November 19 2016 - 04:17 PM

art is important because it is a form of communication where you commune with the artist, a relationship is formed, even if they have died 10,000 years ago

 

whereas most people cannot communicate to someone they live with everyday


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Posted November 20 2016 - 04:00 AM

It also has the capacity - and capability - to cross borders and boundaries of language and background in order to both communicate and indeed inspire interaction and appreciation of many subjects, themes and thought provoking issues 


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Posted November 24 2016 - 08:37 PM

What about where art and technology intersect? Design. The Guggenheim museums would work the same if they were all simple concrete boxes. Or would they? You can live just as well in a mobile home as a house designed by Frank Gehry or Rem Koolhaas. Or could you? A Honda will get you where you need to go. A Corvette can go fast, but a Ferrari or a Pagani has art in its being.

Science and art are equally valid lenses through which one can look at the world. Biologically, we are equipped to do both. Einstein considered himself an artist, or "enough of an artist," meaning maybe he wasn't totally an artist, but he could fully appreciate and relate to the subtle beauty that is communicated through art. Then there are artists that are very much like scientists. Kazimir Malevich for one, or many of the original professors and historically important artists such as Kandinsky and Itten at the German Bauhaus art and architecture school of the first half of the 20th century concieved of art such as painting for example, in very precise, theoretical, and scientifically experimental terms to great effect. Many of the great scientists say that a sense of wonder, curiosity, and creativity are the most important qualities a scientist can posses. Further, the more recesses that science illumines, the more we learn things are not what we seem. I think that ultimately science and art inform each other. Science gets bogged down by the authority it induces over scientists. When people take chances and act with authority listening to their inner voice is where the greatest scientific achievements come from. Who cares if you're misunderstood for a few centuries. "To be great is to be misunderstood" Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Posted November 24 2016 - 08:58 PM

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Posted November 26 2016 - 01:17 PM

The tools of Art can be infinite - Mixing the technology of science and intellect of human creativity = not an unheard of production of Art form


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