Art and life

Backlit brown bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska.

A brown bear male, ursus arctos, stands in the first light of the day, backlit by the morning sun, as he looks around for breakfast. Brown bear, Katmai National Park, Alaska. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of the photo.

Hey Folks,

” What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialized or which is done by experts who artists. But couldn’t everyone’s life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not your life?” – Michael Foucault

What a great sentiment! Foucault wrote some great stuff.

An examination of what ‘art’ is could well be an artful endeavor itself. What are your thoughts? Is life art?



4 thoughts on “Art and life

  1. Geoff Moore

    I think of art as something worth sharing and that people appreciate via an emotional connection. Yes a life can be art up to the point where they are no longer alive. After that point what they produced is the only evidence of a life artfully lived.

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