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Art should make you think and feel.

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When you look at a great painting or drawing do you feel a vibration down inside yourself? Do you feel like you are hearing something? Does the image make you think of something particular?Abstract colors

Well, good art should make you feel something. It should not just be a decorative accent to your couch, contrary to what some popular, current craftists believe. Art should make you think and feel. Art has the potential to change your thinking, your emotional state, your well being, and should motivate physical reactions including muscle movement.

One of the greatest artists of all, Wassily Kandinsky wrote in his phenomenal book “Concerning The Spiritual In Art”:

“Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”

Perhaps many of our decisions, actions and thoughts are driven by the colors around us or the lack of color around us. Or how about the shapes? We know that certain shapes cause soothing reactions while others cause stress and anxiety. And we know that colors do create emotional states of being. If the two are combined do they not become the language of Nature?

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