Spiritual | Influence | Art | 12th October 2021 | Virtual Wire
Art is the only thing that can be turned into a visceral experience, the relationship between spirituality and art is a long-standing one.
In the past, artists often used spiritual symbols (such as Love, Peace, and Joy) in their work to represent deeper truths and to take people's minds off of life's difficulties. As Willian Blake said, "The artist's business is to transcend earth-thing and reveal the glories beyond". We are all drawn to art because it is the way to express the spiritual side of humankind. We are all looking for some kind of peace, love, happiness, or something that will make us feel better about ourselves. The work of art has achieved its purpose if the soul of the observer is uplifted to a higher vibration of their all divine state.
Authentic artistic creative process varies from artist to artist. Some artists are always trying to express themselves through their work, and spirituality is the driving force behind their creations. Whereas, Some of the artists use their work as an outlet for their innermost emotions, unresolved personal issues, or childhood traumas. As Vincent Van Gosh said, "Art is to console those who are broken by life". Different artists would use art as a way to cope with their problems but in the end, it became too much for them to handle.
Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter, known for his work with Expressionism and famous painting "The Scream". He is often associated with the phrase “I must create anxiety” taken from one of his journals. Munch's personal life was marked by struggles with alcoholism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. He committed suicide by gunshot on August 22nd, 1944. His mental health may be partially attributed to his family background and traumatic childhood. Munch's work has been interpreted as an
expression of his mental illness and emotional state at the time.
In contrast, Niki de Saint Phalle was deeply influenced by the difficult childhood she had. One can see that in her paintings, which are full of violence and aggression but later she outshined her issues and started creating sculptures Depicting brightly coloured Whimsical
figures that attracted millions per day. Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is two examples who composed beautiful music from their higher selves despite
having personal issues.
Suffering indeed has produced great artists but it has cost them their peace. Hence the purpose of this blog is to share that art can be used as a source to channel your inner emotions as art therapy and to connect you with your elevated soul and divine vibrations of this universe. You don't need to be a skilled artist for art therapy, you can just start with something small. Create a system for yourself of daily targets and start with a first note on your guitar or piano or whatever you feel like playing, or a few steps of routine dance or drawing anything even for five minutes but be regular at it and it will work for you as introspection.
Have fun creating Art !!!