Aesthetics Project

claude_monet_1899_nadar_crop1“People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand when it’s simply necessary to love”

– Claude Monet

This quote is from Claude Monet, who is a french painter and one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement of the 1870’s and 1880’s                              I think what Claude Monet is trying to say with this statement, is that people sometimes think too much about what a painting or a picture means and are trying to analyze every detail. Good art is created from the heart and not from the mind. Every artist has their own personal intentions and reasons why they painted a picture. And often there is also a story behind the painting that you cant really understand as a observer, and that you also dont have to understand. Art is there to be enjoyed, to inspire people and most important to be loved. A painting can give every observer a different feeling and everyone can understand it in their own way, because there is no one single right interpretation of a painting.

” The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration”

– Claude Monet

In my opinion, nature is the best inspiration and role model for all kind of arts because nature is just perfectly created and is always different in different parts of the world or at various times of the day. The widest diversity of things is found in nature, and I think that is what Claude is saying with this quote. The diversity in nature is endless and that’s why nature is a never ending source of inspiration, especially for artists. Nature is everywhere in art, from the literal to the abstract inspiration provided by the textures, colors of the natural world. Monet expresses his love to the nature in a lot of other quotes, one of them says: ” I would like to paint the way a bird sings”. This also shows that nature and the animals living within are so special and perfectly created that it is impossible to show the whole beauty for example of a bird singing, in a picture. But at least natu
re always gives new inspiration for art and is found everywhere around us.


“Poetry is when an emotion has found it’s thought and the thought has found words”
jb_modern_frost_2_e– Robert Frost
I think that with this quote, Robert Frost just simply explains how poetrys and art arises: It starts with thinking about something and developing that thought into a kind of art. The best thing about art is that you can express it in several ways, whether  its through words like in a poem, or through a story and pictures in a movie..One of the biggest sources of art are emotions and the thoughts that result of these emotions and feelings. That’s why the art of every person is always different, because also everyone has an individual character and unique thoughts. Poetry can express joy, pain and wonder, just through verses and is kind of a language in itself.

“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem yet is discovering.”

– Robert Frost

The second quote of Robert Frost also shows perfectly how good art is created. Great art is never made by having a plan and by knowing everything that you want to do, before you even start. It is the process of creating art, that makes art so unique and that sometimes lead you to different ways and thoughts. The process of making art is perfect to explore your own mind and sometimes surprises the creator itself, because it can take turns and lead to different endings than thought at the beginning. That quote is not only true for poetry, it is also for theater or movie making. Even though there might be a script and a plan, a director never knows from the beginning how exactly the movie turns out or what magical moments might develop in some scenes. That is what makes art so exciting and what helps the artist to grow with every new creation.


All these quotes have shown, how amazing art is in different ways. Art is an enrichment for everyone: For the artist it can be a form of self-expression, an act of expressing feelings, thoughts and observations. For the observator it can be inspiration and a medium for interpretation. Everyone interprets and understand a piece of art in their own way, which makes every creation so unique and special. Art is a great form to connect people and for everyone to discover new thoughts, ideas and to grow their mind. Without art, the world would be a really empty and meaningless world, because there would be no form of expression. But fortunatley, art will never end because both of the biggest sources for art, nature and emotions of people, are endlessly.


2 thoughts on “Aesthetics Project

  1. I agree because, art really is about expressing your observations. What the artist is doing is telling us how he sees the world through his poetry or piece of art.

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