Art and the artistic – El arte y lo artístico


 
Q. When one looks at, or participates in, a good artistic work, what does it give you?
 
JK. It brings you a feeling of harmony because of the harmony of the composition.
 
Q. And isn’t this a spiritual experience?
 
JK. Not exactly. In a spiritual experience, the production is no longer in your mind. There is only a feeling of beauty which has no concrete representation. Goethe said real art makes zeit und raum vergessen. Artistic work is an enchantment of the senses. It elevates the senses, like looking at a beautiful sunset – but in a beautiful sunset you can forget the I, the me!
 
    Jean Klein – The Book of Listening
 
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P. Cuando uno contempla o participa en una buena obra de arte, ¿qué le proporciona ésta?
 
JK. Le proporciona un sentimiento de armonía, debido a la armonía de la composición.
 
P. ¿Y no es ésta una experiencia espiritual?
 
JK. No exactamente. En una experiencia espiritual la producción ya no está en tu mente. Hay solamente un sentimiento de belleza, que no tiene una representación concreta. Goethe dijo que el arte verdadero trae consigo un zeit und raum vergessen. La obra artística es un encantamiento de los sentidos. Eleva los sentidos, como el contemplar una bella puesta de sol – sin embargo, con una bella puesta de sol puede uno olvidarse del yo, del ‘mí’.
 
    (ver referencia arriba)

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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