Filling the World with Goodness and Truth

Posted: September 12, 2012 in MK4D
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Nature’s stated purpose for Her Creations is to bring to pass their immortality and eternal life.
I would like to focus these thoughts for the artistic who are part of the Universe, or perhaps it would be better to say that I would like to express these thoughts to all members who have begun to recognize the artistic and beautifying instincts that each of us has developed to one degree or another.
Spiritually successful artists have the unique opportunity to present their feelings, opinions, ideas, and perspectives of eternity in visual and sound symbols that are universally understood. Great art touches the soul in unique and uncommon ways. Divinely inspired art speaks in the language of eternity, teaching things to the heart that the eyes and ears can never understand. Aristotle said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

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Main purpose for the artist is to inspire, to give us visions of ourselves that we might not otherwise see, to make us better than we would have been. The world is better for the arts and awaken artists in it. In the quest to achieve greatness in artistic pursuits—whether in painting, dance, music, drama, film, sculpture, or the written word—we should always seek first to achieve Nature’s purposes. “All great art is the expression of man’s delight in Nature’s work, not her own,” said John Ruskin, the great nineteenth-century English art critic.

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