Browsing through my art history book Gardner’s Art Through The Ages, I became weary and curious when flipping through the texts I have read and images that I praised by all these great artists such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Titian etc. I truly wondered how learning art at that time felt even though as ridiculous as this may seem O.o, curiosity is a great feeling and it must be explored and felt in a spiritual sense. My view is that life during those past periods must have felt broader and extensive because most artist were not specifically skilled in one craft but multiple i.e. Architect, scientist etc. Most master artists became quite skilled at such an early age but also at the time, the world’s life expectancy wasn’t as high as it is now. I pondered thinking maybe that may be the reason for their skilled traits. They learn quicker simply because people adjust to society, we adapt to the time given to us. I believe time must of felt slower and longer which results in big leaps of progress in any given endeavor at such an early age (sorry if this sounds crazy). In comparison to the modern age, life just feels short and condensed. Days feel like hours, and hours feel like seconds. The amount of distractions from advancing technology and everything around us is great but it is also like poison at times. It distracts people from a goal or perhaps a fulfillment, the meaning of life preferably. Art is such a great remedy for that ailment in my opinion. Even though I have just begun exploring art, I just think it is beautiful how life (time), literature, Nature and almost just about everything is parallel with art and how we perceive of the subject now must have been completely different to past periods.
What do you guys think?