“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
A famous phrase that we live by.
Beauty comes in many shapes and forms. Depending on where you are from, beauty can vary in the most abstract of mediums. When we find beauty in an object, it is because it triggers a certain emotion, empathy or memory and has a lasting effect on our mind and hearts.
That is why Art unites us. It allows us to break cultural and personal barriers. It connects us through beauty and colors and shapes and passion. We can feel hurt, joy and tell a story through Art without speaking the same language or being from the same place.
Without Art, how else would we celebrate where we come from, our traditions, our stories and the experiences that come with them. Now more than ever, we need to unite and come together. If you are having a hard time connecting to something, take a step back and look at the ART within it.
To learn more about the great Artist of our world’s history and the muses that inspired them, check out some of our favorites from the list 15 Iconic Art Movies you need to watch at least once.
Have You Seen The Listers?
The documentary Have You Seen The Listers? goes deep into street artist Anthony Lister’s life while he attempts to challenge a conservative Australia. Witness how he battles personal demons during his career and how his family was able to be a motivating factor throughout all of it.
Portrayed by the incredibly talented Salma Hayek, Frida follows the private and professional life of famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Through her triumphs, she became one of the most talented surrealist artists in the 20th century. Navigating through her relationship with Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky, viewers are witness to the incredible hardships she suffered during her short life.
Midnight In Paris
Directed by the ever-iconic Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris follows a young man’s journey back in time during his trip to the city of love. Each night after saying goodnight to his fiancée, Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) wanders the streets of Paris and ultimately ends up travelling back to the 1920s, amidst the famous figures, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. Head over on the journey of a lifetime.
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, shows never-before-seen footage of the famous artist two years before he passed away in 1988. The influential artist used neo-expressionist paintings to collide with the early hip-hop culture seen around Manhattan in the 70s and 80s. The feature-length film shows the 20-minute interview with director Tamra Davis alongside interviews with people who were close with Basquiat.