Art is an integral part of everything we do and experience.
Creativity abounds even more in the “knowledge era” than it has in all of history. Art forms can be found everywhere, from paintings to performances, all incorporating the essentials of what makes art, art – anticipation, tension, and release.
Every piece of art, like a story, needs a character, a setting, a plot, conflict, and resolution.
A great movie, like a classic book or song, contains all of these elements. Even a painting or photograph can run the gamut and deliver to the viewer, hope, or anxiety, and, a climax.
Performance art, like operas, rock concerts, and dance, when produced properly incorporates all the essential elements that keep us on the edge of our seats, or gets us on our feet cheering.
Art moves us and causes is to think. Art is intellectual. It is also, spiritual, meditative, powerful and gentle. It can change how we think about ourselves and about others. Art brightens up our day and also reminds us of the plight of others. Art can be serious, or it can be light. It can be about secret things we never see, or joyous things we encounter every day.
The important thing about art is that it is everywhere. It affects us personally at home, at work, where we play, and where we connect with each other spiritually.
Art can be fine, or it can be common and part of our everyday experience.
We can look at art, feel it, breathe it, eat it, and drink it.
The art of cooking is incredibly complex, from taste to aesthetic beauty. Half of the experience of a great meal is in the presentation. How food LOOKS impacts us even more than how it tastes. Plating is an art form unto its own. Blending herbs and spices, and playing them against texture, heat, and colour create a work of art to look at and consume in every sense of the word.
It’s called the “culinary arts” for a reason – it’s creative and artful.
Here’s an overview from Wikipedia, “The Culinary Arts, in the Western world, as a craft and later as a field of study, began to evolve at the end of the Renaissance period. Prior to this, chefs worked in castles, cooking for kings and queens, as well as their families, guests, and other workers of the castle. As Monarchical rule became phased out as a modality, the chefs took their craft to inns and hotels. From here, the craft evolved into a field of study.”
There is also an element of culinary art devoted strictly to beverages. Simple things, like roasting coffee beans for example, is a form of art. Brewing beer is an art, and so is making wine.
One of the most popular artful beverages are spirits – a drink distilled to perfection.
Distilled spirits go back some say to 2000 BC, but it is attributed more to the sixteenth century. The distillation process alone is a form of art, but the real creative funs begins when you take the distilled spirit and mix it with other liquids to form sippable art.
Artist Bartenders, or as the Van Gogh Vodka clan coined, BarTists, have been creating works of art for consumption for hundreds of years, and it’s about to rise to another level.
International Artist Day has joined creative energy with Van Gogh Vodka to celebrate the artistry of bartenders everywhere.
Picasso meets Van Gogh
Join us and celebrate the mastery of mixology as the best sippable artists in the country pour deep, literally and figuratively, into their creative “spirit” and design a Van Gogh Vodka masterpiece.