What is the function of beauty in art?

“It is [the] spiritual and evolutionary function of beauty—the power to generate life-affirming change—that is so vital to the visual arts and culture in general, and it is what is intentionally absent in much postmodern art…. Restoring the centrality of beauty in art may signal more than visual relief from the tawdriness of today’s art. It would also be a confident assertion that the future we seek is connected to our desire for beauty and to an appreciation of how beauty can help lead us to a more perfect tomorrow.”                     Carol Raphael       “The Beauty We Create”

Illuminata Curving ©Ula Einstein

 

Power of Words

Words do not label things already there. Words are like the knife of a carver; They free the idea, the thing, from the general formlessness of the outside.  As a man speaks, not only is his language in a state of birth, but also the very thing about he is talking. -  Intuit wisdom -

only here it’s me, a Woman talking <g> This is influenced from the way pop culture is redefining things, ie. Green is the new Black, 50 is the new 30 (crazy stuff) and now mine is Clarity IS the new Sexy ©Ula Einstein 2010

threaded text messages

Stop Holding Your Breath: installation ©Ula Einstein 2010

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Susan Hensel Gallery, MN 2010

March 12 – April 23  Group Exhibition with Ula Einstein, Miriam Schaer, Buzz Spector, William Powhida, and many other fine artists -

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Bound By Words   ©Ula Einstein 2010

Bound By Words ©Ula Einstein 2010

Bound By Words - detail ©Ula Einstein 2010

READER’S ART  10

Susan Hensel Gallery  3441 Cedar Avenue  Minneapolis, MN 55407     612-722-2324

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No Formula

going to the art fairs to meet people…synchronicity events already occurred last night.  AND THIS WEEK Had a delightful visit with Murrye B. who was interviewing me for a feature in online magazine — that is all we can say for now, keeping the mystery — more details to follow as soon as it is published…

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