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Serra Glia

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Art and Context: Can art be found everywhere?

What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion - Conor Neill

Please look at the TED lesson before.

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other beautiful things are we missing everyday?

Are museums the only place to experience art, creative works, beautiful artifacts or interesting objects?

If most of us, are expecting to find aesthetically interesting objects only in museums or art galleries, what other beautiful things do we miss in the everyday life?


Closing Statement from Serra Glia

The word art is not definable: the meaning changes with age.

Art itself has gone through centuries of transformation and must be looked at it as a process rather than an object ( the result of the process).

Art is not an object but a process. Like being a tourist in Venice for the first time, in love, after you had a double espresso: you might discover something beautiful.

A longer statement can be found: http://artiseverywhere.serraglia.com/art-is-a-process/

Thank you all for sharing your thoughts!


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  • Feb 25 2014: As you can see from the Joshua experiment most people go about their busy little lives missing a lot of the beauty in the world. Even though that pointed out an obvious problem a bigger problem is that we ignore the genius "inside" who day after day, just like Joshua, gives special performances and unfortunately again, no one is listening to the music.
    "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it"- Confucius
    "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"- Henry David Thoreau
    "We are so blessed, look within instead of without"- Keith W Henline
    "Look close and you will see love everywhere"- Keith W Henline
    • Feb 25 2014: Exactly! It's not what you see but how you see it...I am always trippin on how things look everyday but I know and understand not every body sees it this way even though we are looking at the exact same object...perception...
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      Feb 25 2014: Thank you a lot for the quotes.

      "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it" So, how can we stop ignoring "everyday beauty"?

      How can we help people to perceive beauty in everyday life if, as we have saw above, one of the best musician has "failed"?
      • Feb 25 2014: I do not think he failed, do you realize how many people have watched that video and are now keeping their eyes more open to beauty, more people are talking about it and making changes in their lives just because he took the time to try something. Not to mention the good advertising he got, before he did this I had not ever heard of him before. If you call that a failure, you may want to slow down and look again.
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          Feb 25 2014: Yes, you are right. "Failed" was the wrong word. But what if there had been no video?

          What I was trying to say is if the is any other media/conditions to help people to perceive beauty in everyday life. Like free-time, slowness... and?
      • Feb 25 2014: Serra, you are doing fine. Your conversation is working and generating interest and good ideas are coming from many such as Rodrigo who I thought nailed it pretty good. The whole idea is awareness using all your senses.

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