Monday, January 27, 2014

The way art touches our soul...

potters-hand-india“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth." ~ Pablo Picasso 

One thing that has always fascinated me is how art can touch the very core of who we are. Whether it's a painting, cinema, poetry, photography, music, the theatre, or a good book, there's something about art that can reach very deep into our soul and provoke an emotional response in us.

I think that is what separates art from entertainment. Entertainment merely stimulates our brain, but art stimulates our heart. I've always found that to be the difference between the two.

What type of art touches you most deeply: Music, theatre, books, photography, cinema, poetry or a painting? Or something else? 

162 comments:

  1. That's a good distinction between the two. For me, I'd say music is first.

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  2. I rarely listen to music, but in the right situation, music can be very moving and bring forth a lot of emotion.

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  3. You know I scrapbook, so that is an art that is close to my heart. Recently I read a debate (from a scrapbooker) saying that an ARTIST is just someone who paints/draws, and all the people that do ALL other forms of crafting should NOT call themselves artists. I totally disagree! I think there are thousands of different "ARTISTS" out there. From musicians, to composers, to painters, to graphic designers, to writers, to dancers ... ART is everywhere :)

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  4. Oh Keith that is what keeps me going, the beauty that comes from the heart and soul of an artist. Imagine a world without it. Yes it makes our hearts sing. You have to love that. Thank you to all the artists in the world well known and not so well known we LOVE your brain. B

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  5. Oh I do think ART comes in many forms not just painting or drawing as your artist Julie Tucker-Wolek pointed out . Art is art no matter the medium. B

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  6. Oh.. sure... Art can strum those portions of our heart that are unaccessible or closed for some kinda repair... for me, it's Sufi music, romantic movies and books...

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  7. I never know when or in what form art will strike me - music, sculpture, collage, story. But when it does, it's like nothing else. :)

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  8. Some paintings 'speak to me' pure pleasure to behold.

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  9. I couldn't single one out. I do love words, whether poetry or prose, imagined or rooted in reality. There is something magical about someone taking something so common as a few letters and building an idea or person or entire world.

    But when we went to NY, I insisted we go to museums. Rob went to five while I, because I was sick, only went to three. So paintings and photography are very high on my list as well.

    And crafts. I love going to an arts & craft show and seeing what people do with mixed media, pottery, and fiber.

    And of course, music. I love to sing. I used to love t dance but, with my balance disorder, it is not as easy for me anymore. Rob and I have a large CD collection, one that would be larger if we could afford it. Everything from classical to hip hop, from Motown to punk rock, from grunge to jazz. Seriously, we have it all.

    It's all out there. It's just a matter of slowing down, really.

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  10. I love music which brings me all sorts of emotions! I also love crafting which brings me lots of satisfaction :) Good week my friend.

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  11. It can be anything really; a painting or sculpture, a photograph, a song or story or poem, a beautifully decorated home, a well built barn...I so admire folk who can reach out and touch the hearts of others through their chosen medium. My dad used to say a well plowed field was a work of art....he felt a connection to the man who did such elegant work.

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  12. Today I would have to say MUSIC. I can get into a song, or a singer's body of work the deepest, I think. Occasionally a book has that same effect -- either a novel or a book of poetry. But for the most part, I would have to say MUSIC.

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  13. Don't forget poetry & photography :) I love painting as that can be one of the most individual and unique art form. I'm planning a visit to a museum soon. Oh, and sculpture. Yes, art is more intellectually & spiritually inspiring than mere entertainment. Also more creative. Have a great week, Keith :)

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    1. Oops silly me! I can't believe I left those out. I have now added them :)

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  14. Any one from the list you gave Keith. Music does most readily. I love music that tells a story instrumentally. Windham has some great examples. Having said that I have to admit that there are many things touch my heart and invoke a response. The last thing was a chunk of multi-colored glass.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  15. Thanks for making us think Keith......
    It all depends on my emotions and senses at the time of the exposure to the different art form. I may be touched more deeply by music because it something that I can also take part in and I can even sing or play that sound that resonate my emotions and make it my own. A photograph that gets me to gasp in awe or horror will touch me deeply, something that takes me out of my stillness or indifference.

    A book or a movie or a painting that stirs my emotion for what ever reason..

    I love to do fibre art. It gives me joy to express my thoughts that becomes concrete. It also entertain me while I'm working at it, it brings me surprises when I go beyond my expectations. I like my art to be useful and attractive to look at. There's enough ugliness in the world that I don't want to contribute to it in the art.

    I'm more exposed to music because it's everywhere. Perhaps music is # 1 for me after all.
    JB

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  16. I agree with Julia, it depends on what is going on at the moment, but you're right, art touches all of us at one point or another, and in many different ways.

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  17. I think all of them touch me in a different way. It depends on my mood, current situation, etc. But, they are all very important in my eyes.

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  18. SO true. I always believed I had way too many hobbies, until I realized I was just searching for the best medium to convey true emotion. I've dabble in all of these, except for photography (but I do photo editing, so I don't know if that counts...) But for me, music is the most powerful medium. Vocal performance, composition, and orchestral movements. Mmm... Although, when you combine all that with theatrics, that's just recipe for WIN. =)

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  19. First is music and second is painting. I want to say for me the sounds touch my soul more than than my eyes see. Music (Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, etc) goes inside, in soul. The painting touches as well particularly impressionists.

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  20. I love them all. Music is my soundtrack, and I'm constantly amazed at what people can do. Poetry comes in a close second. I don't have any requirement for a favorite poem other than it makes me feel...
    But I think that holds true for all art...whether it's Chagall's America Windows at the Art Institute, or Neil Gaiman's expertly crafted Sandman novels, or MLK's 'I Have a Dream' speech.

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  21. So many different kinds of art touch my heart. The cool thing is when I'm taken by surprise by something and I find myself with tears in my eyes.

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  22. Oh, Keith, I don't think I could choose one form of art. I love what you've written here because it's so true for me as well.

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  23. Art better only be touching my soul.
    If not, I'm calling a cop.

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  24. I enjoy all kinds of art, but books, music and photography speak to me the loudest. I can't imagine life without creativity.

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  25. Mine is music, books and photography.:)
    Happy Monday!!

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  26. All of the above! I don't know where I'd be without art in my life.

    Have a great week!

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  27. Thank God for the 'creativity' He has created for us and in us. We were creatures to enjoy art.

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  28. it will sound dumb, but when I listen to particular songs, they make me really emotional. So, the answer to your question ,for me would be music.

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  29. whatever moves you makes life enjoyable.

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  30. Not much for any of these things. Music was a big deal when I was younger, but not so much now. Boating is my passion.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  31. Depends on the art of course, some of it I just don't get. But I think music trumps art for me.

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  32. Music first …. then nature's art …. then all of the rest. Inexplicably, poetry does not speak to me. I have to be tied down with eyes focused … haven't a clue why

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  33. Photography and Music touches me Keith.

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  34. I'm a photographer and I love sketches and drawings, few I've seen lately through me for a loop and I thought how can that even be. I saw a beautiful watercolour, and sketches and drawings, and saw that Hitler had beenTHE artist, an artist...How is it even imaginable that such an excellent artist become such a monster, it's been eating at me...and the sketches were of beauty not dark and shadowy and torture, I don't understand....

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  35. I have to say music Keith and then books. I love all kinds of music and I have a book in my hands whenever I have a spare minute.

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  36. I like the distinction you make between art and entertainment. I would say words move me the most, including in poetry. But music is a very close second. And the visual arts are affecting me more and more. Great post! You always make us think. :-)

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  37. The art that resonates with me the most will always be music. Its the main reason I love it so much, and have such strong feelings and opinions on it.

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  38. I believe my answer is music. It's such a direct hit.

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  39. Can I say all the above? I mean really how could I choose? I love it all.

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  40. I don't' think any form of art has ever touched my soul though music and paintings come close.

    and to answer your question on my blog, you sure can!

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  41. I like them all and I love music, painting and poetry. I also am grateful for and appreciate cooking. Honest creativity inspires me and stirs my spirit.
    What are your favorites? How are you creative?

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  42. Painting moves me the most. My education is in art, and I'm a pastel painter, but music also is a big part of my life. Both have the capacity to evoke deep emotion. Having said that, I can respond to anything beautiful and creative.

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  43. so sooooooooo true!!! art touches the very core!

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  44. Music and then painting. To me there is nothing more provoking than Botticelli's Primavera :)

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  45. Books and movies can touch me emotionally more than anything. I think my brain is wired to connect to stories. Music can also be very moving.

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  46. Oh mercy. All those things inspire me. I love seeing beautiful, thoughtful art in its purest form. When you can tell that it has been made to the best of the artist's abilities and is something everyone can appreciate, it is beautiful and inspiring. I love art museums, and I love classical music and poetry...especially poetry, but maybe that's because I am a poet myself. ;D

    Thanks for this thought-provoking post, my friend. I'm taking a Humanities class right now, so talking about art and what it means to me has become pretty common. This post just fit right in to what I've been writing about most of the day. =D

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  47. Pick just one? Impossible! Each of the arts reach and touch a different part of the brain and senses...I cannot choose!

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  48. Got to be music for me but i love the way a movie's soundtrack can move alongside the visuals to create new meaning. By the way best movie theme or soundtrack could be a future blog post Keith (if you haven't done it already).

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  49. The art of Frida Kahlo. Her pain, coming alive on a body cast.
    Georgia okeefes paintings of the lonely, yet beautiful desert southwest.
    Memoirs of isolation, like Laura Bell's CLAIMING GROUND.
    And poetry. Like my husbands.

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  50. dit is kunst,geweldig wat is dit mooi.

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  51. Hm, good question. Any of the above, though not so much music. I'm more visual than auditory. I prefer silence; it's when I appreciate art most. I don't know what's going to touch me until it happens. And on that rare occasion when I produce a work of art - even better. I'm thinking too, Keith, that the greatest art is nature's own.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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  52. I guess I love all kinds of art but books have a special place in my heart. :)

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  53. There is nothing more beautiful than a piece of music that touches your heart, or a painting that fills you with wonder. Reading can transport you to the very core of emotions, and a good movie or ballet is so visually stirring. I would have to say that art in every form does it for me. It always amazes me how artists can capture feelings and beauty and translate that into a work of art. The very essence of translating this life into meaning. xo

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  54. I honestly couldn't choose just one form of art...all forms touch me equally and with such depth.
    I can be moved to tears, or elated by works of art.
    Oh I love it all...:)

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  55. All of these forms of art have, at some point in my life touched me deeply and, continue to do so. One singular form of art can evoke emotions across the emotional spectrum. Music is a good example - dance, sing along with joy or cry with sadness or awe of its beauty.

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  56. I absolutely love Claude Monet's paintings!

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  57. Ah. Would you believe that I’ve sat and cried during a performance of La Boheme?

    And it wasn’t even the first time I’d seen it. or the second.

    Opera is my first love, Shakespeare the second.

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  58. I like all sorts of art. Music is the one that I listen to every day though.

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  59. ALL of it moves me. I remember planning my trip to Italy and praying I wouldn't weep in front of Michelangelo's David. Nature, a beautiful painting or sculpture, and music, can make me emotional at times.

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  60. Music and books are both necessary to my soul. Both cover a lot of territory! Good question...

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  61. Probably in this order: dance, music, theatre/movie, book, painting/sculpture. But they can jump out of order at anytime, depending on how they touch me at the moment. Dance nearly always moves me, though.

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  62. art that inspires me... poetry, literature, cinema, music, photos, all of it! i think it is purely because it withdraws something from within myself that i perhaps have difficulty extracting on my own. with that said, i am aware that doesn't mean anything more than my own self attempting to be known, it really has nothing to do with the glamorized and romanticized actors of hollywood. my reality is that i am on this path of discovery and where i am at right now i am finding ways and encouragement from outside sources (it kind of helps to know i am not alone in this). so if i watch a movie or read a book and i relate to the character for the reason that it seems as if she is traveling a similar road as myself, i feel inspired by her story.

    ok, end rant :)

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  63. All forms of art are necessary. My favorites would be the art/photography from one of our daughters, as well as music, theater, and books.

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  64. Hahaha! We're in sync, but I don't know that my description of art would be as uncontroversial as yours. It's funny that we both dcided to write about the same topic but from different points of views. Great post.

    Greetings from London.

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  65. Books, movies, and the theater, mostly. I notice I picked out the ones with a story in them. I do enjoy music, too, of course, But I'm kind of a philistine when it comes to poetry and art.

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  66. I would have to say photography and art touched my soul. And art. Since my son is an awesome artist! :)

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  67. I love music and books, they would be my two favorites. Photography and art would be next in line. It really depends on my mood at the time and the opportunity. Great post, have a happy week!

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  68. You're right on spec, Keith. I think that's why art and music in school is so important. I couldn't imagine life without art.
    R

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  69. Watercolors, music, and books, not in any particular order. I play my favorite music when I paint, or cook, yet another art, and it acts as muse for other forms.

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  70. I think all forms of art touch me deeply at some time or other. I can't really name just one.

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  71. ah it all touches me...i am dangerous around art...i could cry on a dime..ha...music, painting....words...i really do let it come into my heart rather easy...i think it is because the artists give us a bit of their soul....

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  72. SO TRUE! I get so unbelievably lost in painting, music and books. They're my very favorite ways to de-stress and distract myself from life's crazy happenings. :)

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  73. Books would be one of the top ones with music being a very close second and I also get very inspired by poetry, photography and paintings :)

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  74. The written word when it leaves me with my mouth open and breathing shallowly, not wanting to break the bond.

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  75. I love to view and admire items that have been created by artists and craftsman-It always makes me feel good and also inspires me

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  76. Rarely, a painting will speak to me...most of it is noise but if you put me in front of an Agnes Martin canvas, I'm totally emotional. A movie like August: Osage County will take me away...dramas with real life stories are my favorites...Philomena was soul-reaching.

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  77. Music is one art that I cannot do without.

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  78. I love music, but sculpture always grabs me. It always amazes me to see what a sculptor can create. Hmmmm.... then again, I love paintings too. Sigh... there's just too many to love.

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  79. I took a black and white Photography class many years ago and processed my own negatives and developed my pictures in the dark room. To watch them being created right before my eyes was a thrill for me. Ever since then, I was hooked. Art does make the world a more beautiful place. I love poetry and music too. Wonderful post, my friend, and cool picture. Your posts are filled with simplicity, and your words are eloquent.

    ~Sheri

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  80. I like to think I see the beauty in every art medium. Though I am hands on, crafting with clay is my favorite.

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  81. Oh so very true!!! I am moved by so many forms of art...I studied painting in college so I appreciate anything from a simple sketch to a large 3-D piece. Art is everywhere I look...in the combination of flowers in a garden or in fabrics at a fabric store. What a great post! Thanks so much for coming by! Nicole

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  82. Books, for sure. Poetry is right up there, though. I'm not well-versed in poetry, although I do write it, but when I find a poet that speaks to me I'll read and soak up as much as I can. Music is also right up there. In terms of fine arts, I admire all of it and am amazed by paintings and drawings, but photography touches me more deeply. Great post!

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  83. That is a fabulous photo! I love art and music and photography and dance ....

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  84. Being an artist I am moved by dance the most since that is the particular kind of artist I identify myself as and therefore can connect deeply with. But art as a whole touches me to my very core. I love almost every medium of art.

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  85. Video games. Lots of great ones out there that really make you think.

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  86. All of the things you mention can and have touched my heart at times. It is in those moments that we are truly alive. and it is those moments we really remember. Everything else we forget.

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  87. Anything that says in a word, brush stroke or musical phrase what I would take pages to say works for me.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  88. Keith,

    I'm in no way an "art critic," and am very uneducated when it comes to The Masters of the different styles, but when something brings a tear to my eyes - no matter the format - I know it's true art.

    Ps... Parenting is an art form and should you go there one day, I know - with your heart - that you'll be an awesome Dad :)

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  89. Very true! Art comes in different forms, and each form creates various impressions and going for one is impossible.

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  90. Despite not being able to sing a note, music is my passion and my muse. And Hubby being a musician is just a very happy coincidence :-)

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  91. Such a hard question to answer. I suppose after some thought, reading (and in turn writing) are really my go to when it comes to my art-love. However, close seconds definitely were music and photography. A simple violin piece or a bit on the piano have always done wonders to calm me down while photography has always captured my attention through the years.

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  92. I pretty much like all forms. I don't know enough about any form to know why I like what I do - but I have a deep appreciation for art and the people who create it.

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  93. Music! Music is the soundtrack to my life. I can't understand how my husband never listens to the words of songs, or what they are about. I can't help but listen to a song and immediately begin to daydream as to exactly what that song is about.

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  94. What a nice post and meaningful quesion.
    With me, it has always been the "beat" of music (never the words) and dance.

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  95. perfect quote Keith ~ poetry and photography for me stirs me deeply ~ sometimes both will clash in terms of ideas but when they complement, i am inspired ~

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  96. I love the contrast you made between art and entertainment. So very true. I think music hits my heart more than anything else because it can bring back so many memories.

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  97. Books, poetry, and music, in that order for me.

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  98. Beautiful, Keith... music is number one for sure. Of course it was my major in college and soooooo much of the reason why I danced. Love. And it's what inspires my writing, so... yeah. I couldn't live without music!!!!

    I want to know what YOUR number one is!

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  99. "Entertainment merely stimulates our brain, but art stimulates our heart." - Ooooh, I love this. It's so true, but I've never heard it described so perfectly. I am touched by art and can find inspiration in just about anything. Music is a big one, but of course photography as well, and just the art of mother nature. Beautiful flowers and cute animals always touch my soul.

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  100. i'd say books are the first one for me:-) x

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  101. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't create art everyday....

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  102. Photography, my sharpie pen doodles, poetry and blogs are among my favorites...i am inspired by the creativity and humor of other people such as you.

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  103. Painting, music, and of course, poetry! But really all those you listed--at different times, depending on the work itself. Great post!

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  104. Life without art is no life, it is basic existence

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  105. It has to be music. It's versatility is amazing and leads to other great art forms such as musicals and dance . I could watch Swan Lake till my feathers fall off!

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  106. that's probably why i started writing and why so few movies and tv are entertaining to me, i want more than just entertainment! music is my favorite outlet, but what moves me most is when what i do connects with others - that's why i do it!

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  107. What a beautiful quote. Tis true, art is so much more than entertainment. I find something in pretty much anything.

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  108. I think that movies and tv shows are entertaining, but paintings are art. I can't paint (or draw for that matter) and it fascinates me to no end those that can take a simple pencil, pen, paint brush or whatever they use and turn it into something beautiful.

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  109. Definitely music. I rarely do anything without listening to it in many different forms, depending on my mood. But poetry, painting, photgraphy, even blog musings all touch me. Art is something that comes from the soul, and so can touch hearts.

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  110. Love the picture!!
    I love books, music, and paint some things too, anyway always think Cook is an special art:)

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  111. What a wonderful post! Yes, art stimulates our hearts, that is so very true.
    And art is the one thing that has kept me sane through all the ups and downs in my life. Most of all it was books that I could escape to, get inspired by or lost in. Then came painting, my way of expressing my feelings...to which a strong passion for photography was added a few years ago - at the moment my most favorite way to express myself and to forget the world around me. Music is very important, too. Oh the things a song can express... :)

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  112. Keith,

    I am motivated by my surroundings at home, my environment and by all forms of artistic forms. Books are my choice, quickly influenced by photographs...My little grandson never ceases to motivate artistic considerations with his daily antics!!!
    Eileen:)

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  113. First off- apologies for being MIA for so long! Next- this photo is a work of art- absolutely gorgeous! I love music, photography, painting ,sculpture, reading- lets face it I'm a junkie! We drove old beater cars for years while we had "art payments". Once one piece was paid for we purchased another. It made moving a bit problematic- but we did it and took almost all of our collection when we did. Some pieces we gave to family and others we actually sold. Even now we succumb to the "vice" of buying art! In addition we both make art too. Thanks again for posting such an elegant photo- have a great day! and here's a link to my blog- your post inspired me! Thanks!
    http://katheworsley.blogspot.com/2014/01/whats-going-on-in-our-house.html

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  114. The art of writing touches my soul. It can paint images in your mind. I rearranged my paintings. Now my art's in the right place.

    Gary :)

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  115. I guess that is the most beautiful thing about art.

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  116. Any sort of art can touch me. I keep myself open for my soul to be touched.

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  118. Paintings I love beautiful paintings :)

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  119. Thank you for your sweet comment! Through it I was able to found your blog, and I am so happy I did!
    I could never decide what touches me more deeply music or poetry!
    those two forms of art bring forth to me such a raw emotional response that may linger for days afterwards!!

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  120. My favorites are music and photography. Love them.

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  121. All of it - in any form. Art is literally everywhere and can manifest in everything/anything. If I had to pick two I'd go with photography and music (I'm happy that I don't really have to choose though... :) Too much good stuff out there).

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  122. I remember contemplating this when that big blue with a white stripe contemporary piece sold for LOTS of money this last summer. At first I was shocked and couldn't find that much value in the piece, but after talking to my husband he related it to a spiritual experience. The buyer was moved and touched so deeply that he found extreme value in the painting

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  123. I would have to say that I have been touched by all types of art. I love to watch people when they see that one piece of art that moves them. When I moved here and saw the Georgia O'keffee film at her museum I actually wept and new I made the right choice moving here.

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  124. Music, book, cinema and poetry are my choices :-)

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  125. That's cool how the clay and the fingers intertwine. Every now and then I see that perfect work of art.

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  126. Art stimulates the heart... I like that. It's true, too. I guess my heart and mind must be wide open, because all kinds of art can move me. Paintings, photography, poetry, books, music, dance. Anything that expresses an emotion that finds resonance within me.

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  127. I'd never thought about the contrast between art and entertainment, but that's a great point. Many things move me - music, photography, certain types of art. I am thankful we have these things to enjoy. :)

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  128. i too am a lover of the arts---it is hard to choose a favorite---but if i had to, i guess it would be experimental theatre

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  129. It all touches me. How much it touches me depends on when. Sometimes, I'm caught off guard and that's a great feeling--Your watching a play: Forever Tango; your watching the musicians play and suddenly the violin comes in and you love the violin anyways, but the way those notes are played, it sounds as though it's weeping and then you can't control yourself and you find yourself sobbing and you can't stop and you don't want to...

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  130. I love them all! If I had to choose, I'd probably go with books, seeing as I'm a writer. ;) But music is so beautiful...and visual art...and... ;)

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  131. Music is my first love, but I adore all of them!

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  132. I think music is the one which always gets me as a piece of music can make you feel so many things and brings people together so well, but books and film and artwork are all so wonderful - can't live without any of them! - Tasha xxx

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  133. I love modern art, really makes me think and of course books.

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  134. Especially, photography and writing, in my life are the keys to express how I really feel inside. Good job, you have a great blog!

    Take a look at my blog: http://reachingthesould.blogspot.com.es/

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  135. You may be watching a ballet and you are spelled by its magic. And someone next to you is yawning. He is bored, not tired. Ever seen that? What you underlined is correct, yet art is most subjective.
    All you named, and football when the players are great, and food when it’s made with inspiration, and many more! Why don’t you say what touches you? BTW, Optimistic Existentialist sounds rather close. What books would you refer to art? Drop in to share!

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  136. All sorts of art touch my heart and often reduce me to tears - I guess I'm just a big softy.

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  137. Add a touch of art to everything in life :)

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  138. All of the above ;-) Depends on my mood and what inspires me in the moment. Great photography always..

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  139. Wow, Keith...this is a deep and complex topic... :)
    I have always seen art (all art) as an absolute necessity in life....incredibly, there are people who do not feel this way. That scares me.
    You make a very wise distinction here...art can certainly be intellectually stimulating, but I agree that great art touches our heart and soul. It changes us...and of course, we could all make our lives more artful....
    I could really go on and on about this subject...thank you for always inspiring and giving us food for thought... :)
    Great to be visiting blog friends again...hopefully the glitch has been fixed...
    Take care, and have a beautiful Sunday!
    - Irina

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  140. Any art, I think! But beautiful, thoughtful, poetic, stirring -- not that brash, coarse "modern" stuff.

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  141. Gosh, that's a god question, Keith. I think all art does that for me - perhaps theatre a little less (I seem to have a problem with immersing myself in the world of the play).

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  142. I love all of those listed and each has an appropriate response but I think overall I would need to say music. There are some songs that move people to tears, some that can pull you out of a funk, there is even work being done and fabulous responses with people with dementia.

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  143. paintings. music. books. and my world can sleep in peace.

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  144. definitely books and painting :-) Nice reminder to appreciate other forms of entertainment.

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  145. Easily film first and then books. Because great films are art, I cannot readily put into words what moves me so in certain works but I can give a couple of examples "To the Wonder" Terrence Malick or "The Sheltering Sky" Bernardo Bertolucci. Film often touches my heart. And then books, there are so many books I have been touched by. Music does not move me. I think something is wrong with the way I hear. :) I also love paintings but when I look at a painting I tend to be more analytical. I see something particularly nice and immediately begin to take it apart whereas in good film and good books this does not happen. I become lost in them.

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  146. For me art is what stirs up my imagination. Images, books, color combinations, perfumes.

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  147. Music touches my inner self. None other than music can define my mood swings.

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  148. All of the ones you mentioned but definitely photography - there is something about capturing moments and creating art out of them that has a special place in my heart :-)

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  149. My passion is pysanky, would rather spend my time designing and making them than doing anything else!

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  150. love the quote from picasso. and so true. art stimulates our heart because art is made with lots of love and dedication. i love book and cinema. and photography.

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