Sep 12, 2003

art on purpose
Aesthetics, in terms of physical attraction, helps keep the human race fornicating and thus keeps it alive.
Aesthetics, in terms of psychological attraction, keeps couples together and thus offers stability.
Personality reflects personal aesthetics. No personality, no aesthetics.
And like Diana Vreeland said: Bad taste is better than no taste at all.
Art, in terms of aesthetics, offers a form of pleasure because it stimulates the senses. You know, like foreplay. Aesthetics provide pleasure in Daily Life. That's why art makes life special.
And now we know why peacocks have tails.

Interior decorators.
Self-expression is important because it keeps us rooted to the self. To our inner being. And that's why many artists become such. To keep them anchored. Madness has often been associated with artists but for all the wrong reasons. They don't make art because they're crazy but, instead, to avoid going crazy. It's my way of reacting when there's more of me than there should be. You know, to keep me from busting at the seams.
Stress comes from external factors. From a contact with the external world that tugs us away from our sense of self. Self-expression just helps us keep ourselves glued together.

Art Brut makes the inside come out.

Painting your brain.
There is a direct relationship between artmaking and neurological activity. Artmaking starts off like a neurological need. A craving. You know, like when you have a hangover and keep hitting the water fountain. Artmaking changes your brainwave activity. Going from Beta to Theta. Like a mandala, it keeps your thoughts focused on art giving the psyche a rest. Because no thoughts are better than bad thoughts.
The purpose of art is survival. Emotional, spiritual, psychological.
The aesthetics of art is not only in the product but also In The Making.

Let's make life beautiful, she said.

Branching out.
Dendrites create neurological connections. Pathways from here to there. More dendrites means more options. Creative activity stimulates the brain and helps from new dendrites.
Keep your children healthy. Have them draw.

Her dendrites were fat, his were thin.

What is the function of the various brainwaves?--Some researchers have theorized that these apparitions or "ghosts" are "psychic imprints" or some sort of brainwave activity of people who in the past experienced an event of high emotional significance at that locale--art brut--Art Brut & Psychiatry---Art raw french outsider gallery--NEUROLOGY OF THE ARTS book--The great interest in the field which we have called neuroesthetics, which seeks to establish the biological and neurobiological foundations of aesthetic experience, has prompted us to establish the institute of neuroesthetics--making art with brainwaves links--Technoshamanism is the process of altering consciousness through technology--Emotions in Art and the Brain--The Compulsion to Create: Women Writers and Their Demon Lovers--The Act of Creation
by Arthur Koestler --Saturn and the Deluge--VIRGINIA WOOLF'S PSYCHIATRIC HISTORY--TOUCHED WITH FIRE: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament--CREATIVITY, THE MAGIC SYNTHESIS--Contribution of Psychiatry to the Study of Creativity--THE GIFT OF SATURN: CREATIVITY AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY--Wittkower R, Wittkower M. Born under Saturn. The character and conduct of artists--There and Back Again: An Artist's Exploration of the Science behind Art and Creativity

Her imagination kept her company.

Have a good week-end.


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