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Why Art?

Degas painting - The Dance Class

Have you ever wondered why certain people visit art museums, read poetry, listen to classical music, and watch ballet?  And, in many cases it is the same people involved in all four of the fine arts.

These people enjoying the fine arts are not doing it because it is just fun to do – going to a baseball game is also fun to do, and so is playing video games and watching TV. In fact, to enjoy these fine arts requires visiting an art museum or a concert hall or a ballet performance; or, at least buying an art appreciation book or a poetry anthology.

Degas, one of the many artists contributing to the “arts” section of my book, knew a lot about life and was so gifted artistically that he could present his thoughts on canvas for all of us to see.  These thoughts of his could not be expressed any other way.  It is this representation of some aspect of life, with a good degree of inspiration, that is why people visit art museums.

Degas is but one of the book’s 78 artistic contributors helping us find our way in life.

Prose/Art Exposition

Details on road to happinessYou might be asking what exactly is the Prose/Art Exposition found in my book.  Well, it is a new literary platform where the world of ideas meets the world of experiences.  The exposition is much like an art museum exhibition within a book.  Each gallery is devoted to one of six segments of life’s journey.  In each gallery the ideas and the art are presented and then discussed.

Surprisingly, the “prose” and the “art” reinforce and validate each another.  Sometimes, on topics as important as achieving happiness, one needs additional support or validation that the course of action that you are taking is the right one.

As you will see, the great modern and ancient thinkers validate one another, and, the artists validate each other, as well as the great thinkers.