What is the difference between Original Art and Modern Art? Is it not only the date of our calendars? … When a sickness obsesses our body, we look for a doctor. It would be good if Art Galleries too could produce something similar to a health service. Unfortunately, an overview of the fine arts typically just increases the mess.
Art history provides not the release, but the confusion. Though various artistic schools declare the same magic of the Beauty, but do that by breaking each other rules for expression. As we enter the museum, we face not the lovely chatter of the ages, but the monologues of the masters… Art critics rejoice not at the humanity, but glorify the genius.
The insights of the famous artists enrich our heritage that puts us in awe. Yet I was impressed the most by the Buddhist attitude towards the mandala. When the last stroke of colorful sand was done (when the artwork was finished), Buddhist artists sacrifice their work to the wind…and the mandala becomes what it was prior to the touch of the artist- God‘s love, the light that enf
olds us all.
The miracles happen when we glorify our Creator with our hearts but not the handworks.
Let me share the haiku that I just have read on a web: “From what we get, we make a living; what we give, however, makes a life”