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The Whole Art Philosophy: An aesthetic view of life

Just want to share an idea. The philosophy of Whole Art is one that I keep ever present in my daily life, and I would love to share it with others, keep the revolution in motion and possibly expand the ideas.

Whole Art is a philosophy that believes and proposes that life and art are impossible to divide from one another. Art is neither stagnant or lifeless, but survives on its own without requiring a specific or concrete form. It can be seen, smelt, heard, tasted and felt in all aspects of life and living. Life and art are symbiotic - it is impossible for one to exist without the other. Whole Art goes beyond an appreciation for the aesthetic and raises art to a celebration of living. There are no limitations in art. Art is not concerned with age or gender, race, religion or labels that are commonly used to categorize and identify people in this world. Whole Art believes in making art a part of the entirety of life. Whole Art takes the painting off the wall above the living room sofa and brings it to the forefront of everything. The primary goal of the "Whole Art Revolution" is to change the way that every individual person thinks about art and its purpose.

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    Jan 30 2013: .

    If "art" means SENSING BEAUTY, then:

    Art is the things that lead us to survive or “to keep our DNA alive" in all facets of our life.


    (For SENSING BEAUTY, see the 1st article, point 9, at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D&id=D24D89AE8B1E2E0D%21283&sc=documents)
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    Jan 12 2013: Yoko Ono was the first one I had heard propose this idea, that life should be lived as art, ostensibly as a perpetual expression of self, in relation to its expression at its highest 'artistic' form. Just think if we studied our lives as much as we learn an artistic craft, spend hours and years in university class, hours and hours on end practicing at home, through tedious exercises and rote practice, on how to live, how to be an excellent person - expressive to the core, yet refined in technique and subtlety, able to evoke admiration and/or appreciation just by being looked at, on display, an expression of our absolute accomplishment and talent. We could walk down the street as masterpieces, our every move and thought a refined, studied, honed craft expression of humanity, inspiring all to awe, and the burning desire to develop such skill likewise, as a consummate human being.
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    Jan 11 2013: Semantically speaking it is difficult to see any difference at all between life and art using the details you have provided. In such cases we consider the words to be synonymns, that is two words signifying the same thing. Is there no distinction between life and art in "Whole Art Philosophy"? I believe there can be no art without life, but there can be life without art.
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    Jan 10 2013: Viewing things through the aesthetic eye is very useful and I agree. Art = Communication
    • Jan 10 2013: Yes, I love how even a singular image can mean a hundred thousand things to a hundred thousand different people!