The Essence of Art


February 22, 2015 by The Girl Made of Words

The Essence of Art

Art is a lie that make us realize truth.

-Pablo Picasso

When I read quotes from painters or directors, sculptors or chefs, I don’t need to have held a chisel or a spatula to be able to identify with them. The thoughts behind their words ring true in my heart because we share a common thread. We are each one leaf on the tree of human creativity. We are artists pure and simple. I am one, chances are if this is getting your pulse pumping right now, you are an artist too.

Art is about being able to see the world beyond what our mortal eyes can observe. It is seeing through the soul and breathing that current of life into this world, so that the rest may get a glimpse of the wonders that lay beyond. The work of an artist doesn’t revolve around creating as much as it centers around trying to understand the world and the self in a new way. The creation is simply the product of that journey.

So when we take in someone else’s art, we see it with eyes that have walked a different path on the same inner journey. We understand souls come in every shape and size and can’t be fully contained by any one genre or medium. The artist is unafraid to evolve, knowing that what they leave behind inside of every catharsis is the skin they needed to shed to make way for the new.

Art can’t be defined. It is as limitless as our imaginations. If only we will open the door and allow our souls to shine through.

Where will your heart lead you if you agree to follow?

5 thoughts on “The Essence of Art

  1. amandahharris says:

    i agree 100%. I think Hemingway gets my vote for favorite writing quote:

    “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed”.

    (Thanks for checking out my blog. You got good stuff going on here.)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. “In Bali we have no art, we do everything as well as we can.”


  3. Left you a note at home base.


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