Abstract and Spirituality:
Helga AF Klint was drawn to abstraction by an awareness of the spiritual.This suggests that something deeper than the avant-garde tendencies of a few rebellious men led to the birth of abstraction
Spirituality is a blissful experience or a state of higher consciousness wherein one can percieve more than what a normal person can.
The prospect of spirituality gripping people is upon mankind. There is no escaping this any longer, no matter how non-spiritual one believes they are, as this is on-going and imminent. Like being immersed in warm water, sooner or later one realizes the temperature has changed; and adjusts accordingly. So too will the age of spirituality be brought forth; and heightened awareness of exactly who you really are will soon be revealed.
Living life as an artist: Nietzsche on creativity:
art offers us a way of conceptualising our lives as meaningful if we consider ourselves as the artist who creates our own life’s meaning by taking into consideration both reason and emotion.
In contemporary terms, we may think of the emotions as the motivating power behind our ideas. If we intellectually choose a career, we also need to enjoy it or have some kind of passion for the work we do if it is going to feel meaningful.
This idea culminates in Nietzsche’s notion of the will to power, whereby, following the existentialist mandate, we take responsibility for our choices and we act – we create – and we alone bear the full responsibility for the choices we have made. In this way, we create a unique and subjectively beautiful life.
'Art … wishes to convince us of the eternal joy of existence: only we are to seek this joy not in phenomena, but behind them. We are to recognise that all that comes into being must be ready for a sorrowful end; we are forced to look into the terrors of the individual existence – yet we are not to become rigid with fear: a metaphysical comfort tears us momentarily from the bustle of transforming figures
In contrast to those who claim Nietzsche was a nihilist, Nietzsche’s idea of celebrating life and living creatively can be interpreted as affirming; affirming life, ourselves and art in a wide sense. He writes:
We shall do a great deal for the science of esthetics, once we perceive not merely by logical inference, but with the immediate certainty of intuition, that the continuous development of art is bound up with the Apollonian and Dionysian duality: just as procreation depends on the duality of the sexes, involving perpetual strife with only periodically intervening reconciliations..