Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Change: Warhol, Lao Tzu, and Gothic Splendor

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THE ART OF CHANGE

A DIFFERENT DIRECTION

 

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.  Don’t resist them—that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Attributed to Lao Tzu

They always say time changes things, but you have to actually change them yourself.

Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (from A to B and Back Again)

Rose window

Artist(s) unknown, Rose Window, Notre Dame Cathedral, Strasbourg, France, Gothic period.

For more than four years, I have been blogging at least three times weekly.  However, today I’m announcing a change: beginning next Monday, October 12, I’ll be writing a new blog once a week, Inside a Masterpiece focusing on one work of art (first candidate is Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. the inspiration for the recent Helen Mirren film, Woman in Gold).  Wednesdays and Fridays, though, I’ll be highlighting excerpts from my book Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

The above quote is attributed to the Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism, Lao-Tzu (6th-5th century B.C. – 5th-4th century B.C.), although its origin has been questioned.  Andy Warhol (1928-1987), the father of Pop art in the 1960s, also was a leading commentator regarding the role of media and marketing on contemporary society.  While the spiritual radiance of the rose window of Notre Dame Cathedral of Strasbourg endures, from the Gothic through the Modern era.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

 

 

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