Daily Post today:

Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. (Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.)

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ART.

There are certain pieces that make me stop, look closer, think deeper. It could be any style, time period, or medium. It could be a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, or even architecture.

Most of the pieces that I’m drawn to tend to have somewhat fantastical, elements of the bizarre, strange, weird, and unlikely.

Probably my all time favorite artist is M. C. Escher.

I have a book with pictures of a lot of his most famous pieces, and a few of his not so famous works. Every so often I’ll pull it out and flip through it. I never really get tired of looking at his work.

Relativity, 1953
Relativity, 1953 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Polyhedrons and impossible constructions in Es...
Polyhedrons and impossible constructions in Escher’s “Waterfall” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reality is nothing more than your point of view anyway, right? Each and every one of those figures are the right side up, to themselves at least.

If you’ve never seen this one before, take a closer look, and follow the water’s path, over the falls and past the water wheel, and then…

I even drew my own Escher inspired piece in a sketch book of mine:

Obviously, not nearly as detailed or as good as Escher...
Obviously, not nearly as detailed or as good as Escher…

Escher’s art isn’t the only artist that I’m drawn to. There are a few I’ve come across at deviantART.com that I like, here are couple links, I recommend you take a look:

(Lonely Lullaby, by NanoMortis)

(Drifted Away, by NanoMortis)

(Moth and the Flame 1, by StressedJenny)
Note: there are at least 22 pieces in SressedJenny’s Moth and the Flame series, telling a beautiful story. There are links to the next one in the series underneath each piece.

I also like interactive art. Art that is designed to be moved, touched, make noise, etc… I understand this is a double-edged sword, because the more any art is interacted with, the less time it survives to be enjoyed.

There some sculptures outside the city hall of the city I live in that is designed to move in the wind. This is not a picture of those exact sculptures, but they look a lot like this:

wind sculptures


One thing that all these things have in common is the movement. The drawings of Escher and NanoMortis express movement in many different ways. The art of StressedJenny tells a story and moves it from one point to another, from one emotion to another. And of course, sculptures that move in the wind, or with a little help from a curious hand, moves.

In other words, art that moves, especially art that moves in unexpected directions, moves me.

4 thoughts on “moved to art that moves

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