You've probably seen a few cubes sitting in an art gallery and questioned why they were there. How could cubes be important? How did we get here? Minimalist art can still impart a strong feeling. A feeling for space, light, for presence and absence. You are aware of your own body in the gallery as you've never been before. You appreciate the architecture and the spareness, and in a world filled with complexity and information. This is the case for Minimalism.
Empathy's relationship to art gets more complex when you consider the origin of the word, which came into being only about a hundred years ago. Religious art has long taken on the task of stirring up emotion and empathy in those who look upon it since the beginning. Today we look at The Rottgen Pirta, Jizo, Francisco Goya work and the emotions they invoke through religious art that can still be felt today
"Surrealism" has become shorthand for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory. But what IS it? Or what WAS it? Integrating found objects, experimenting with automatism, or the disorienting effects of collage, and summoning the uncanny body to socially critical ends. If we could find meanings that exist beyond the rational mind, we might be free from the tyranny of the mundane logic, and that we might discover truths more real than reality. Today we delve into the history and make a case why Surrealism is important.
Empathy is a term we hear a lot, but what does it mean and how does it work? Looking back through art history, we find many moments when art has allowed us to share in the feelings of others. We will be looking at works by Kathe Kollwitz's, Maya Lin and the memorials they united the world with. While Ghana thinktank is working today that engenders empathy between groups of people often separated by borders, continents, or ideological divdes
The word "surrealism has become a catch-all for the bizarre, the irrational, the hallucinatory; but when it emerged in Europe during the tenuous turbulent years following world war one and leading into world war two. Surrealism has positions itself not as an escape from life but as a revolution art force within. A movement aimed at the wholesale liberation of the individual. Aesthetic as well as political; literary as well as visual. Lets explore what surrealism is.