Archive for June 20th, 2011
Thursday’s NY Times art section had thought which inspired me:
Art is not just about what’s great or expensive or scandalous or famous. It’s a mirror we hold up that looks different to everyone who sees it, and whose beauty lies…in us, and our capacity to dream…
This idea came from Michael Kimmelman about pictures he frequently visits at the National Gallery in London:
(Click this link to read the article and also see the wonderful pictures he mentions by Reubens and Rembrandt)
It’s rather obvious that I’m passionate about Singable Picture Books. One of the reasons they stir such joy in me is their synthesis of so much ART. Some, of course, are more “artful” than others, but each of them has the capacity to inspire and ignite the imagination…through the artwork, the words, the poetry, the music, the voice…
And a good number of them are truly great works of art by any measure.
Sometimes, looking over the Singable Bookshelves in my home, it occurs to me that the contents of these sagging planks are museums, cabaret rooms, orchestra halls, coffee houses, open mics, galleries, poetry slams, and one on one works of performance art all bound in paper and glue.
And, like the quote above suggests, the art is there for you to dream-upon, interpret and reflect.
Start by finding a book and a song…