I’ve just completed an Art History Timeline for Arts In Perspective. I decided to do what I love to do best and compile it into a video.
It was a HUGE job [even though it might not look like it here] but cramming 40 thousand years of human creativity into 12.25 minutes [give or take some] is a pretty mean feat. Who to include? Who to leave out? It was a gut-wrenching decision (((chuckles))) [but it was fun as well]
And in the process I decided something.
I want to go back to the Romantics! Or maybe somewhere between that art period and the Impressionists. I see myself sailing out over the blue horizon on one of Homer’s sailing boats… or bathing in the afterglow of one of JMW Turner’s sunsets over the water. Oh man. Was that ever a time span in art history!
Take a look and see what I mean…
I want to go back to that time when the world could be seen through those eyes. To a time of grace… and simplicity. The earth was somehow purer then… the world more refined.
At least… that’s how they made it look in their paintings.
Rose coloured glasses? Yep you betcha. But who on earth in this crazy modern world would not want to join me? [grin]
But you know… then I got to thinking… what if?
What if… sometime off in the far distant future… some artist just like me looks back through history as I have just done… and longs to be exactly where I am?
Right here… right now… in this space… at this time.
These really are the best of times. And the reality is… they’re all we’ve got.
It turns out Turner’s light is everywhere… and Homer’s waves still crash in.
Art is everywhere.
All we have to do is stop and see it.
Life is what we make it eh?
[Heading off now to polish my rose coloured glasses]… (((chuckles)))
Okay now it’s your turn.
Where in time and space would you like to revisit?
Or are you already making the most of NOW?
LEAVE A NOTE… let me know what you think.