Art: An Idea, a Feeling, a Way of LifeOctober 29, 2011 at 10:00 am | Posted in Conventional Art | Leave a comment
Here at Imikimi, we love art in all forms. To us, it’s not just a photograph or a painting; it’s an idea, a feeling, a way of living. Thomas Merton said that “art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” We want to share with you a website which will allow you to lose yourself while exploring many beautiful and artistic images. Today, we will be highlighting the online community deviantART.
When you first make your way on to deviantART, the plethora of stunning images is hard to miss. Being the largest gathering of traditional and digital artists, thousands unite here to share their magnificent images and view creations of other artists. New users can register and upload their artworks, each known as a “deviation” in deviantART jargon. Each day, a lucky, chosen few are granted (via user suggestion) a spotlight known as a “Daily Deviation.” Those works are then featured prominently at the bottom of each page, allowing a massive stage for the works to be appreciated by millions. Artists who have their work showcased in the Daily Deviations often receive bids from users who wish to purchase their artwork, a true honor indeed.
Users may even make their art available for purchase directly through the site. From your computer screen, to your living room wall. If you like it, you can own it; it’s just that simple. The Print Shop allows artists to take their art sell it on everyday objects. You can buy original art for refrigerator magnets, mouse pads, drink coasters, mugs, etc. Or if you would like it framed and mounted on actual canvas, that is another, more elaborate option. This community helps artist live out their dreams and obtain an income while doing so.
“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labour in freedom.” — Albert Einstein
The freedom to create without limits has allowed artists from Leonardo Da Vinci to Steve McCurry even Kat Von D to create sublime images that will stay forever imprinted in history. While we may not all not possess their deft hands, the best way to begin is simply by doing, practicing, discovering. Use your freedom and start creating gorgeous works, helping to keep the art world alive and prospering.
What artistry inspires you in everyday life? Please share your thoughts and comments below. Don’t forget to tune in next week!
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams