The Stillness of Lake 湖之沉静

  Art seems like a mystical word, which cannot be easily given one single accurate definition. It has dramatic differences with physics, math, and chemistry, which possess some specific rules and can be described by formulas. But art is not something hovering in the high sky with which can’t be touched. Baudelaire’s poetry, Michelangelo’s sculptures, Picasso’s paintings are, of course, art, while the trees, clouds, and human body we see every day are also art. For me, art is anything that can bring us a sense of beauty. As the saying goes, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, and so is art. Anyone can say what is beauty for him or her, and no one can force others to accept his or her own criterion of art. Art is beautiful only when there are no strict rules imposed on it. Our material world is so crowded with countless rules and boundaries that people can’t even have enough room to take a deep breathe and sooth their nerves. The existence of art is to relieve ourselves from daily grind and enable us to enjoy a bit free time.    

艺术仿佛是个神秘而又迷幻的词。它不能被简单地赋予一个简单而精确的定义。艺术与物理学和数学以及化学之类有着特定的规则,能被公式描述的学科之间有着巨大的差异。但它又不是盘旋于空中像是不可触摸的。波德莱尔的诗,米开朗基罗的雕塑,毕加索的画,当然,是艺术。但我们平时所天天见到的树、云、人的身体也同样是艺术。于我而言,艺术是任何可以给人带来美的东西。正如那句俗语说的,情人眼里出西施,艺术,同样也是。任何人都可以说什么样的东西对他而言是艺术,没有人可以将自己对艺术的标准附加到他人身上。只有当没有特定的规则被附加到它身上时,艺术才可以说是美的。我们的物质世界被无限的规则与界限所充斥和束缚,人们甚至无法找到一个充足的空间放松身心。艺术的存在将我们从日常的杂物琐事中暂时解脱,享受一丝自由时光。

     

4 comentarios sobre “The Stillness of Lake 湖之沉静

  1. These pictures are fantastic, and I love the message of your written piece. I think you’re quite right about art being subjective, and I like how you connected that to beauty. My favorite part of this is your comment on society and its rules. Our society is so dominated by rules and standards, and I think the idea that art is an escape from those rules is something I hadn’t thought of before, but it is very accurate. Well done!

  2. I love the message that you are displaying here. We materialize things so much that we forget to stop and take a moment to appreciate our surroundings. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and if we listen to other’s views and perceptions of beauty we may miss something that sparks something so beautiful in our heart that could change the way we think. By the way the pictures you used are so pretty and breathtaking!

  3. I love these photos and your message! Just the fact that you posted pictures of the lake from different angles and with different looks to it helps to show that art really doesn’t have boundaries. and that it all depends on who is viewing it. Also, the pictures are beautiful and your English is fantastic!

  4. I love how you used local photos to show how you can find beauty and art everywhere, even in your backyard! I totally agree how the beauty in art is subjective, and thus should be boundless without these so called «rules». The photos of choice are stunning, it’s as though I can feel the surroundings in image just by looking at it!

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