Art and love have one thing very much in common – passion. That’s not all they have in common, of course. But to spend countless hours pouring your heart and soul into a work of art, it inevitably becomes a part of you. Like love, it stays with you forever.
Some loves are greater than others just like art. Yet each piece of artwork inevitably becomes a relationship. A relationship between artist and paint brush; a relationship between artist and audience; a relationship between freshness and the dulling nature of time. Like relationships, artwork must end, and this is all part of the beauty.
The Art of Love
Love and artwork represent moments in time. For artwork, the picture frame is its snapshot: It’s the start and the finish. For relationships – yes, even the longest lasting in all of the world – space and time catch up. While many of us hope and truly believe love is forever, the moments we share on this Earth are not and should be appreciated like precious works of art. This should not be a sad thought, but rather part of the beauty of impermanence. Impermanence helps us appreciate what we have while it lasts. This is part of the joy of Valentine’s Day!
We appreciate our loved ones and demonstrate that love through gestures and gifts. But the gestures and gifts are just symptoms of our love. Our love is the permanence, just as the works reinterpreted here for Valentine’s Day have left a permanent mark on the human experience.
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