Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator
In the center of the Sistine Chapel I cried.
At the Giza Plateau in the saddle of an Arabian horse I froze.
Art and history, envisioned and painted by Michelangelo 500 years ago and built by ancient men from millennia before Christ, come crashing into my heart and soul, invading my quiet space. Loaded with beauty, making my heart race, my palms sweat, and changing me forever.
The appearance of beauty is unique to humans while that rush that floods our gut, when we see beauty is universal.
I have a soft spot for the old and rustic. From old homes, to the craftsmanship of ancient vases, to the smell and feel of an old book, they all speak beauty to me.
The places where we see beauty varies with the individual.
The beauty of an old farm’s kitchen is in the ability to blend the past with the present as it welcomes one to stay, feel, smell and taste life trapped within its walls; which can be enjoyable or overwhelming, but indisputably loaded with history. But there’s also beauty on that slick looking kitchen on the front page of ‘Here’s Your New Kitchen’ magazine.
With modern life come changes in the concept of what’s beautiful, and what beauty is carrying.
Looking at antique furniture I question the lack of comfort, art, beauty and technology. These handmade relics of past generations are for many intoxicating with beauty. The beauty of the past and the beauty found on things that are no longer built. The beauty of simplicity, that hundreds of years later still engage the viewer.
Technology made these daily objects of art more useful while the expectation of beauty as a carrier of one’s personality, tradition and history eroded.
But did beauty as we knew vanished or evolved into modern and more efficient artistic tools that still promote us to live with art and beautiful things?
Tech people use words like ‘beautiful code’, while chefs’ brag about their ‘beautiful ingredients’, beauty is unique and universal.
Beauty is also primal, as we very often navigate back to our roots, not ethnically but as race, the human race in search of beauty.
We all know what a sunset and a sunrise looks like, all the components and colors of this visual beauty are etched onto our minds; and yet when the opportunity arises we will over and over stand to attention and watch it roll.
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Written By Joelcy Kay – Curator
Every piece of art, crafts, or textiles, hanging on my walls or ceiling tells a tiny passage of my life. Most of it was acquired during my travels. Many of these treasures are damaged whether because they were broken on arrival, as the pieces were tightly stuffed into my backpack, or weathered by the unforgiving Florida tropical humidity. But in the end, they are my precious processions and they are part of the stories I tell. It feels good to have rugs hanging from the ceiling, masks on the walls, and drinking my morning coffee thinking of the mugs’ tale. The point here is that art has a lot to offer each one of us; ART IS VERY PERSONAL!
The NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY offers that personal experience as the individual has the opportunity to buy the art from the creator and by doing so a new event to remember is born. When you hang the work of art on your wall there is a story behind it; an artist you now know and follow. And instead of the usual “I purchased this at “WWW(BIG BIG ART STORE).COM” the connection enriches the emotional value of your art piece.
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Well, we see beauty differently. When we did our programmes about beauty and ugliness we also blogged about it. You can find here a short abstract of our books about the grammar of aesthetics
Actually, we find ugliness much more interesting as a topic. As we are art collectors and connected to the Museum Ludwig/Cologne we are quite often involved in discussions how to define beauty in our post-modern times now.
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The Fab Four of Cley
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