Art in the Big World
The world of art is BIG and we in Sonoma must open our minds and eyes to it. This summer I had the good fortune to travel to Spain, Italy and Chicago. Everywhere I went, I had the pleasure of seeing great works of art.
Some of it was beautiful, some ugly. I found art that was inspiring and some that was dull. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that artists are sharing with the world their thoughts, their struggles, their opinions and their ideas of the world that we live in.
There is a lot to learn from it.
In Chicago, Anish Kapoors “Cloud Gate” is a playful gathering spot for people of all ages. In Madrid, Picasso’s “Guernica” reminds us of the terrible tragedies of a civil war. In Barcelona Joan Miro’s museum helps us to understand the individual’s dreams for a better world and in Florence, the gothic churches beg us to come in and lift our hearts.
Are these works of art without value to our daily lives? I don’t think so. In fact, I think they are essential to the understanding and enrichment of life. What would you say?