Art theory

Seeing requires more than the eyes

The individual is to be invited on a discovery path. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has already described in his theory of colours how the intrinsic effect of colours can be grasped.

In terms of the colour effect, it characterises e. g. the red as pressing. In this way he describes a gestural that the beholder carries out psychically with a view to the sensual. Thus, viewing becomes a creative activity.

Picasso's works, for example, open up a certain, at that time new way of seeing

This aspect enriches humanity. This is the contribution of every great artist to change vision.

The objectivity of the artwork always includes the subjectivity of the viewer. Only in the interaction of seeing with the image does the image emerge.

One has to learn to accept that reality does not exist, but that reality is something that must always be created. At the moment when the appearance that is around us connects with our own structuring, reality is created.

Perception

In contrast to logical thinking, however, we still treat perception as the stepchild of our civilization. When we perceive, we usually do not perceive how we should do this.

If we see well, we’ll forget the eye. Art makes us aware that perception can be an art because it can make perception artistic.

And artistically means: sharper, more precise, wider, more concrete, closer to the skin, more lively – and all this more and more consciously. It’s everyone’s business. This is where the future lies.

So how does art work? Through the senses for the senses. Highest art is the highest form of creating perception – with all its consequences for life.

Art as a value of consciousness and culture

It is always good to be aware that the effect of art does not depend on the understanding of art. You don’t need to know how to breathe to get air – otherwise there would be hardly any human being alive.

It is still the same with art today as it is with court: you adorn yourself with precious works of art and have the hope that it is a valuable asset. It’s a very nasty thing. Then you have the art historians who speak highly of it, and the art market… This is a complex web of value creation.

Whatever goes unnoticed is the primary experience of art as a value of consciousness and culture. It is indeed a new aspect to take art so seriously that it is precisely where it unfolds freely that it can demonstrate its potential for the further development of perception in the formulated spheres of life.

Creative powers and artistic skills

To say the right thing, no art is needed. If the communication of insights were important, the artists would be able to save themselves the great effort with the work of art. You could say what you mean.

Put into a single common denominator, creative powers and artistic abilities are created through proximity: through the encounter of man and object, through the encounter of man and phenomenon. Proximity is created by concentrating on one thing, by curious approach, by questioning reflection, by careful observation and perception. When we bring us closer together, creativity is already present.

The amount of energy used to approach the object/phenomenon seems to play an important role. The more power is concentrated, the more force is used, the more force pushes outwards again and presents itself in the mysterious combination with other impulses than the creative, artistic action. It is always a really important and great moment when the new comes into the world in this way.

“Anyone who wants to know something about me – as an artist who is only worthy of note – should look carefully at my pictures and try to recognize from them what I am and what I want.”