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ART AND MY CREDO…

Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace. Yet grace must still look so.”
- William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Stagnation in the realisation of higher art forms is, in most cases, concealed beneath the whole veneer of experimentation in the art world. Artists, despite their cultural peculiarities, seem to be mired by the dictates of the globalist trends. And this is a reality that suggests that they draw – consciously or unconsciously – from common power-centres of homogeneous thought-forms. Also, if the existence of a creation’s law, which decrees that like always attracts like, is taken into account, then there is every reason to be concerned about the nature of artworks assailing our consciousness. How, for instance, could beauty and peace arise from the swarm of hideous expressions darkening the earth’s finer material environment in the name of art? Surely, the current afflictions under which humanity groans do have their causes! For while many artists readily proclaim their works as faithful mirrors of their environmental realities, they overlook the fact that these works also contribute their quota towards shaping their coarser physical environments.

Granted, the artists’ freedom to choose their preferred forms of expressions may not be trammelled by prescriptive guidelines. Wrong choices nonetheless inevitably attract unsavoury consequences and appropriate anguishes. Hence, the artist cannot disregard with impunity the inherent lawfulness governing his existence and natural abode. In reality, he has a responsibility to direct his audience’s gaze to a sublime goal. And to be able to do this, his recognition and fulfilment of a Supreme Will, to Which everything owes its existence, must be taken for granted. It is his adherence to this Will that not only develops him inwardly but also grants him access to higher inspirations, which he ultimately should be able to transmute into recognisable forms.