Art can be a powerful tool for self-expression, but it can also be used to manipulate you. What is art? What does it mean? How does it affect us? Why does art move us?
These are questions that have been debated for centuries. My personal interest in art comes from an aesthetic appreciation of it, yet I find myself asking the same questions as the philosophers.
I believe there’s one major reason why these debates keep resurfacing: we don’t fully understand what art is. There are many opinions and theories about art, but almost all seem incomplete.
The Art of Freedom will try to fill in the gaps and answer all of these questions.
The Role of Art in Achieving Freedom
What is art? The term has been used to refer to almost everything: a form of literature, a painting, a song, etc. There is no single definition that fits the scope of its use. It could be defined as the fine arts (painting, sculpture, music and architecture), applied arts (design and decoration), literary arts (writing and drama) and even the creative arts that include photography and cinema. Style is often associated with art but it could also be viewed as an individual interpretation of art. Art could be viewed as a universal concept that is not bounded by any specific medium or presentation.
Socrates argued that art serves to create harmony within individuals, as well as between people. It can be argued that art allows for the expression of emotions, allowing individuals to experience beauty without the constraints of expression imposed by language.
The role of art in achieving freedom is one that can be interpreted in various ways depending on the intended outcome. The most prominent view is that art frees individuals from their social constraints. This involves liberation from cultural norms and values. Artistic expression often challenges conformity and forces society to re-assess certain perceptions of events or conditions based on prevailing views.
Hi, I’m a new artist who wants to make a difference in the world and will donate half my profits to charity.
I want to create art that is more than just pretty pictures.
I want to help people think about what they value, and how they can get it.
I want to tell stories that inspire people to come together as a community.
I want people to say “That art really inspired me!” or “That art made me think about things differently.”
I want to be someone’s favorite artist, but I also want my art to be used by many people in lots of different ways.
I am a self taught artist, who through my own hard work, dedication and perseverance have been able to produce art that I am proud of.
I have studied and practiced many forms of art throughout my life. I started with oil painting in the late 1990’s, followed by watercolor painting and pastel drawings in 2000. By 2005 I was also doing computer graphics using 3d Studio Max. This is still a passion for me to this day!
In 2007 I began working with metal casting and sculpture. It was in the summer of 2012 that I began working with the lost wax method of bronze casting which to this day is still what I do most. I also enjoy creating digital art through Photoshop and various other programs.
I love creating things which are bright and colorful! My work is abstract in nature but has a strong sense of depth, form and character!
Over the years, my work has been featured in several online exhibitions. In 2014 I was invited to be a featured artist on Fine Art America where over 1000 pieces of my art can be found for sale at http://www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/sharon-reed-graham.html
You can see a gallery of all my works at http://www.
The most essential feature of the human being is the ability to think freely. The more you are able to think freely, the more you are able to find your own path, and the more you are able to follow it.
This blog is dedicated to those who want to be free, in a world with too many obstacles. The obstacles may include government, religion, lack of financial independence, or any combination of these.
Ostensibly, freedom is a political concept. In fact, freedom is the foundation stone of human life. Freedom allows us to receive pleasure and avoid pain according to our own lights.
Without freedom, we are just biological machines.
The radical idealists who argue that politics is not the most important sphere of human activity don’t understand what they are saying when they say it. Politics is the art of being free. It’s also the art of making others free. And that makes it the most important thing in human affairs.