|Monet’s “Water Lilies”|
Fine art has always been a staple accessory adorning the walls in the homes of high society members. From times prior to age of the 15th century Renaissance and modern day, fine art has been a symbol of societal stature and prestige.
In my young adulthood I gained an appreciation for fine art in every form. Whether it be music, clothing designs, the art of sport, paintings, cars, etc., the artistic styling of products are vastly more important to me than the name brand. I believe artistic creativity should be rewarded appropriately, and you can see this same characteristic reflected in the lifestyles of fine art connoisseurs.
I will admit though, that as a young man I didn’t quite understand why people would pay million$ of dollars for one piece of art. Take into consideration that my perspective on money was a lot narrower back then as well. As I matured I began to more clearly see the intrinsic value in other people’s creations.
I fully began to understand the value of creativity when I got involved in music production. The time and mind power that it sometimes takes to create something that is aesthetically pleasing, from nothing, can be very taxing. Fun, but taxing. I have come to the conclusion that in reality “All art is priceless, therefore every artist is being sold short.”
Here is a case and point example of fine art fetching a pretty penny: This Monet sold for $54 million dollars.
I would have considered $54M dollars to be a ridiculous amount of money in the past, but now I have an appreciation for how Monet had to orchestrate his creation. How there seems to be mist rising from the water, how the painting creates the illusion of the scene traveling from south to north as if you are looking out of a window, and how the lily pads shadow are reflected in the water… (Special Effects On Canvas!).
I have a recommendation for everyone who comes across this article. Whether you’re an art oficiando or not; Do yourself a huge favor and visit the J. Paul Getty Museum and the J. Paul Getty Villa in Malibu California. The collection of fine art and sculptures is something straight out of the movie, “Monuments Men”. It’s $15 to park, and they have a tram that will pick you up at the parking garage and transport you and your group to the museum (No fee to visit). I promise it will monumentally enhance your appreciation for the mind’s limitless capacity to create.
Feeding off the nostalgia that permeates the senses when viewing ancient fine art and the adrenalin rush that you experience when driving a luxury car; Creativity has a new form of artistic expression on the horizon. Check it out.
~Be Open To Your Creativity~