The first thing I learned at art school is an Aristotelian quote- “Art is an imitation of nature”. It is only later, when I became much more familiar with the rich and complex world of art that I decided that no, I do not like Aristotle’s definition of art, I like Oscar Wilde’s- “Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”
Ah, Oscar! Those words are those of a genius indeed.
Art has been one of the most significant influences on my life, and I do not mean in terms of career direction, but in terms of thought and way of life.
I’ve been planning to do this for a long while, but finally inspired by Prometheus, I’ve decided to start having a random post every once in a while about those works of art, artists, and designers that have influenced me and the way I think.