Here are a few photos of various works of Art I have taken over the years!
These enduring pieces have been carefully preserved and guarded over the years. They are amazing to see. In our throwaway world, art remains solid in its cultural permanence.
What is spectacular are the various styles, the use of colors and the type of subjects. Art has transformed itself over the centuries. Each period is unique on it’s own.
Much of the art during the Renaissance period seemed to be bibically based and sponsored by the Church and the wealthy politicians of the time. This period was pivotal in Europe for “the development of new techniques and new artistic sensibilities.”
What about more modern art? There is only so much 15th and 16th century art you can look at at one time.
Art for Arts Sake – is a term from the 19th Century and conveys a more modern view.
The Encyclopedia Britannica gives us this definition of the term.
“art for art’s sake, a slogan translated from the French l’art pour l’art, which was coined in the early 19th century by the French philosopher Victor Cousin. The phrase expresses the belief held by many writers and artists, especially those associated with Aestheticism, that art needs no justification, that it need serve no political, didactic, or other end.”
Unique and different…
It comes in all shapes and forms and is found everywhere in the world.