Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Components of Great Art

"Art arises when the secret vision of the artist
and the manifestation

of nature agree to find new shapes."
- Kahlil Gibran

My muse and partner, visionary artist Greg Spalenka, speaks of three main components of great art. This trinity applies to all the arts within the sensory realm, from the spectrum of the visual, auditory, culinary and olfactory orchestrations.

The trinity:
  • Mind; the idea and/or concept.
  • Body; representing the materials.
  • Spirit; the love, passion, integrity and/or soul nature.

All these components working together at a high level of sophistication and awareness create a synergy, creating art that becomes more than the sum of its parts.

In perfume the mind aspect is the concept that the fragrance is built on, encompassing much more than a scent based on a fragrance family. The body aspect is made of the materials contained within the perfume, the artists palette. Spirit, is the soul of your creation, this is where the true artist weaves their own authenticity into the constructed artwork. Each is important, and is required for the finished art to transcend the ordinary, to reach the heights of the sublime.

My muse, Greg Spalenka
The image above was originally created for the School of Visual Arts in NYC, ©Greg Spalenka

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