Posts Tagged ‘Art’
Monday, October 5th, 2009
I had a chance to visit Vinci, Italia this past weekend, the hometown of one of GrapeThinking’s great inspirations, Leonardo Da Vinci. Below, I share my thoughts and sights on his balanced way of thinking and being, leading to unmatched accomplishments in both the arts and sciences. Everything he did was in brilliant harmony, whether it was the science of painting or the art of engineering and exploring human anatomy. He was a true master of the mind… and body.
My theory is he used his infinite curiosity as a feedback loop to direct his body, hands, and eyes to work and operate in a balanced fashion (ambidexterity), which resulted in greater structural and energetic harmony between the two sides of his mind. This allowed him to have clear and simple insights into innovation…. lol, I know. Just being there filled me with a type of inspirational energy I’d never felt before.
Odd Art Plaza outside of Museum
Vitruvian Man, the ESSENCE
There was a wedding in Da Vinci’s home the day we were there
Striking view from Da Vinci’s home
Full Moon on the ride home
Monday, April 13th, 2009
I love it when I discover a new art online. Historically, this has come in the form of finding incredible new music, stumbling upon a battleship made of toothpicks., or just finding what may be an intriguing book.
Today, I found this video by Ilana Yahav demonstrating her work – “Let’s Get Together”. This is a dynamic “painting” using sand as a medium. Reminds me of my creative “struggles” with the etch-a-sketch when I was a kid. The coolest thing about this, is that unlike painting, or drawing, this is a very eco-friendly / sustainable art form.
Thursday, January 29th, 2009
I was doing some research on why left brain, masculine dominance has evolved in our world, and came across Leonard Shlain, who I found to be one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever discovered. Leonard took my depth of understanding of our world to a whole new level. I highly recommend watching these lectures if you have a chance, especially The Alphabet vs. The Goddess and Sex, Time, and Power.
Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light