I started this blog primarily with the intention of sharing my views and learning experiences encountered in this journey, and thereby envisage this as a platform to reach out to all those passionate about art. At this outset, I would like to express my heart felt gratitude to my guru, Mrs.Sailakshmi who has been a great inspiration and has extended her wholehearted assistance, and a few of my friends who have helped me in making this blog a reality.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Baffled by the rigidity of every geometrical shape, as my eyes scanned through the points, lines, planes, spheres and slopes around me and subdued by the empowerment of metrics and distances over the heavenly bodies and human bodies in the universe, I could no longer blame the mind-boggling chapters of trigonometry and calculus we had. Although it is comprehendible that a free-falling apple could turn Newton a scientist, it’s beyond my reasoning to ponder what on earth would have stimulated “Geake-Gods” like Euler, Pythagoras and Gauss to formulate those “alien” theorems and axioms.
Art in the ancient times was defined by such rigid shapes and ideas until the advent of contemporary art, marking the transformation of artists from conventional inclination towards aesthetic beauty, emphasising on abstract forms, depicting social, political, economic and spiritual scenes, rather than confining their imagination to inflexible objects. Nevertheless, as people became more open to experimentation and intrepid colour combinations, contemporary art reached new horizons, as it not only reflected conceptual and scientific thinking but also simplified things for artists and the common-man. Within no time I could toss the flashy colours over the portrait and sport the finishing touch with the border and scored lines. Now, doesn’t that sound cool?? All said and done, “Rules are meant to be broken, and rigidity, to nurture “out-of-the-box” thinking!!!