Art and design

07/04/2014 / Art, Design /

The thinker thinking of art and design

        Many designers get inspired by the day to day needs of our lives, but how many use art truly as an inspiration? How art can influence our thoughts and therefore our designs?
I will try to lay down a few thoughts about that and I will start with the most simple question:
What is art?

Quite impossible to define it, but all I know is that art it’s not about colors, images, sounds, words or feelings generated by these factors…, but about people, love and freedom in a given society.
I like to believe that art is about the philosophy of freedom… because what’s life without freedom if not slavery? More important than art is life itself, indeed, but before that you can clearly see how much art has to do with our everyday problems.
Art is not meant to help us evade the reality but to help us create a better reality… based on liberty, morality, altruism and voluntarism. It’s obvious how art is tighten to most of our social aspects like liberties, private ownership, economics, free market of goods and ideas. Continue Reading →

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