A Fresh Pair Of Eyes

A Fresh Pair Of EyesA great work of art is one that truly moves and inspires you. The test is when you yourself are moved. Don’t look at art with anyone else’s eyes. Don’t listen to music with others’ ears. You should view art with your own feelings, your own heart and mind.

If you allow yourself to be swayed by the opinions of others, ‘It must be good, because everyone else is raving about it’ or ‘It must be bad, because nobody else likes it’, your feelings, your sensibilities, even your confidence, which are the basis of every artistic experience, may wither and die.

To enjoy art to the fullest, you must abandon any preconceived notions, and look at things through fresh eyes. You should then confront the work directly, with your whole being. If you find that you are deeply moved, then for you, that is a great work of art.

Precisely the same applies to your faith. What moves you is a personal thing, it should not be based on what other people feel, nor should they influence you in any way. Have the wisdom, courage and compassion to stand firm and hold onto your own beliefs.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. indrajitrathore
    Mar 10, 2013 @ 16:23:30

    I dont look at works of art with anyone elses eyes that is true – but i do with the eye of my camera lol – I do two things when i am in a museum – look with my eye and if i dont want to forget it seek the aid of my SLR camera eye and record it for my posterity – when i look back at it through my albums of visits – the joy is almost as great as when i looked at it first with my ‘ heart and mind’ . Thanks.


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