I can’t imagine my life without art. I love paintings, dance and poetry. But there is one genre that touches my soul the most of all. It is as if the music has this instant access to my heart. Sometimes it is so powerful and overwhelming all I want to do is to cry out of awe. There are several pieces of music that have this potent effect on me, I am overflowing with emotions on the verge of tears and at the same time I feel as if I am walking on the top of the world. One of them is definitely “Requiem” by Mozart and another “Requiem” by Faure. If I ever want to be on high I listen to them.
Music is beyond our basic understanding, it goes straight to our soul, there is no time spared to analyze and we don’t have to verbalize our emotions that are present there, the music flows through us. To me it feels like catharsis, a waterflow that flows through me. With music, like with art in general, there seem to be many subtle layers that we can gradually evolve to uncover. At first I hear the main theme and enjoy it but later on, I am able to recognize intricacies of a pattern and more complexity of it. Interestingly, months later, I discover another layer yet unheard by me that was always there and yet all I needed to hear it was to evolve. There is music that will be always a part of me because it is music that I heard when I was growing up and whenever I hear it, I smile and dance.
Now, visual art plays a major role in my life, too. I revel in most of modern paintings and my favorite place to be would be an art museum. A painting speaks volums to me. It can hold me captive for long as it vibrates not only the ardent colors but also the artist’s personality. It creates the mood and can have many hidden meanings, if you can only read through it.
Last but not least, the dance and especially the modern dance that allows freedom to express the soul in a way the dancer desires it. Oh, how I wish I could be one of those dancers who move their body with such an ease, grace and flexibility to the music that resonates with me.
Could you live without art?