what is Art ?and what is Craft ?

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What is art and what is craft?

I will start with Hegel’s quote

Great Philosopher Hegel said, “Art has a purpose”,

Sculptor Anish Kapoor said, “If you can’t connect with people throw your work then you are failed as an artist”.

Now they both said similar things. How?

Hegel said art has a purpose while Anish Kapoor explains his theory.

According to Hegel theory, of symbolic, classic and romantic art,

Painting and music is classified as a romantic art.

Meaning? It has symbolic meaning.

It conveys some thing or it connects to its viewer. It connects to certain audience and convey that message regardless it socially, politically or spiritually. According to Hegel theory “Art comes from need of spirit “. Once I was watching Comedian Russel peters interview and he said, “Anybody can make living, I wanted more “. I think that “More” define Hegel’s theory of “art comes from spirit”. That need for more in a person makes him an artist.

 

Artist push their boundaries to deliver something unthinkable or something so simple to convey their message  which exists from years but no one notices it

That’s why people spend years and years reading painting and other forms of art to uncover the meaning of the colours and form.

Philosophers say that there is another language which only heart and soul can understand and artists try delivering that through their paintings.

Regardless it’s Picasso or Jackson Pollock. There is always a purpose behind every single action and stock of an artist. I absolutely loved this during studying Hegel’s theory that Nations recognised throw cultures and cultures delivered throw art.  Many people might not be agreeing with it but it is one part of the theory. Artist might not needs knowledge but it comes from knowledge. It could be knowledge of soul or different element of environment which generate knowledge and boost an artist.

So what are a craft?

When we talk about craft, we easily categorised craft and explain different forms. Well theoretically and philosophically crafts are creative skills which can apply in any field. An artist needs craft skills to create works. What I understand is that craft fulfil needs creatively.  Craft doesn’t have to have any meaning behind it. It is there when you need it. It’s skill of making things creatively. Artists needs skill which develops with time practice.

Could you separate Art from craft? I would say No; Artists deliver and develop their ideas through craft skills while the craft is multiple skills of creativity. Its multiple unite of skills.  Craft comes from needs and finds creative solution of the needs. While Art according to the Hegel has linked with soul, it’s soothed the spirit and separate spirit from needs.

Every ne has different interoperation for abstract art; Abstract art is changing its face because spirits change with time. So I would say it’s a developing form which has linked with surrealism. Anyone who ever knows about history of art knows that surrealism. Off course Freda Kahlo’s self-portraits are easy example here.

I would like to simplify this by focusing on basics.

The difference between art and craft is an open question with lengthy answers. I once asked my tutor this question and he answered that “artists developed ideas, while crafter develops skills”. You could be both on the same times. There is no right and wrong but both work same ways sometimes but both are different from each other. Then again it raises another question, does artist not develop, and yes they develop their skill to purify their ideas to connect with outer world in a better way.

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Graffiti in Interior Design

There was a time Graffiti consider a part of vandalism. I personally think it was an unspoken human emotion which created a very strong expression in a very rebellion way.And those mix of expressions and emotions create something so strong and bold to draw attention. There was always a political aspect in graffiti and has been used to convey strong messages through images and artist like Banksy became a strong revolution in the art industry. Not only his views and messages speak through his strong ironic and humorous images but he has been an inspiration for so many artists.

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Banksy’s new work about brexit

In part 4, 5 years have been quite revolutionary years in social media. Artists and designers find open audiences through YouTube and Instagram by sharing their work and process of art. And I find blessed that we are living a time where art is access able and giving creative minds room to breathe and grow. It is cutting the edge of creativity. We see unconventional and blend forms in art and design industry.People have the different opinion about this art and it has been changed over the years. Now it has been not recognized a strong form of art but it’s also creating impression on design industry which reflecting on interiors. There is rich, bold and same time abstract form of graffiti which attract interior design to make it part of blank spaces.

 

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My personal favourite is graffiti on furniture. From years people decorate, walls and floors with pattern and furniture have been same boring one colour pieces. A printed fabric has been part of sofa’s and bed but it was a limited use of it.

 

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Through social media revolution, artists and design broke boundaries to experiment different paints and patterns on wood and glass . During those art and media experiments, graffiti is taking place on decorative furniture. It might not everyone’s cup of tea but it’s giving a design industry and new way of thinking.

My little bit experiment with my own toilet cupboard.

 

Magazine rack upcycled

I was looking for a shoe rack for my small hall way and I end up buying a mahagani traditional style magazine rack .I wasn’t thinking any thing when I bought it . It was just £3 , So I thought why not . It was beautiful piece . I always believe that things attract you on first sight ,always give you freedom of creativity .  So the minute , I entered home , I felt Ahhhhh “remember ….. you need a shoe rack”(idiot) . “No worries ” , there was an other voice in my head . I will make it my shoe rack . So this piece kick my creativity and I have capture whole journey of this transformation into shoe rack  to share with every one. Please add any comment ,either in blog or on YouTube platform .

 

 

 

Tribute to Grenfill Tower

 

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I am not a English poet , Infact English is my second language . But I am one of those who emotionally effected by this tragic incident . I have write a poem to tribute Grenfell tower in ” a voice of Grenfell tower ” .

I burn, bleed and choke
I couldn’t breathe in smoke
My love ones hugged, kissed in tears,
I cry with them and tell them don’t fear,
I will stand in black and mourn for you,
There will scream echo in ears
There will story to tell for years

Many holding my name and asking for justice
I turn into black and my blood getting rustic
There are so many flowers around my grave
fighting for answers so many Braves
But the truth is …
Many clowns will change their faces with times
Dance around those burn ashes with playful minds

 

Paintings -2017 Interiors

1eb4734c323ec1a42e2e8facf4c639acArt has been the biggest part of interior design. From Victorian to the 20th century, painting and sculptures have been the biggest part of living space. But it also has been changed from realist to abstract forms. Although real art moves more in art galleries. The people interest shift toward modern and affordable paintings and even prints. It’s also because art and painting are more accessible nowadays.

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In last 4 years, I have seen a dramatic change in art, especially in paintings. I think that digital media brought craft into art which has influence new artists and designers. A form of arts is progressing and developing quicker than ever. The abstract form of paintings are getting more and more popular in last few years People are more keen about abstract and colours comparatively 20 years ago.I m not sure if it was an evolution of digital media or something else but art came on the surface of digital media.

68c2b0f80ef98d73a31247315b7164e2I meet a art teacher in city library and she lost her job during that time . She was working towards an independent artist and also had a YouTube Chanel for useful tutorial and tips .what ever was happened , it was so much beneficial for artists and art works .YouTube also played a role in this change .
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Many new artist and designer start blogging and sharing visual process of their work .It has emerge whole new universe of craft and techniques which inspirited many new artists and designer to experiments with art and techniques. I am pleased that we are living in a time when art is merging with new craft and technologies . This development and a fast change in style of painting and medium opened new vision of style in modern interior and it reflects prominently .

 

 

Flowers – 2017 Interior

 

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Flowers have been the oldest way to accessories home on every day as well as on special occasion. Flowers used to express feeling and emotions. In my personal opinion, no house decoration complete without flowers. We use flower arrangement in every part of the house from the restroom to the living room or a part of our kitchen. It is much-underrated part of home decor but no one can afford to miss it. It not only bring exterior into the interior but also enlightens up living space.

Flowers have been used in a different way to brighten up space. Every interior designer and stylist usually like to give a finishing touch with of flowers of their final presentation. It creates fresh and clams look in its environment.

bb031a8f1b4833f3e4d85b6e4d19add3It has been used not only fresh but also been dry to make them live longer in the space. Supermarkets are full of natural flowers every day regardless of weather. Love of natural plants and flowers leads to dry arrangements from centuries now. But I prefer artificial flowers than dry arrangements. Interior design is not about visuals, it’s that feeling you create with those colours and shapes. I personally feel that dry arrangement creates a dead part in the room. It creates flaky dust around if it’s not been done properly. It also depends on how you using it, if it’s with natural flowers then it’s bearable and compliment them sometimes.

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I personally like any part of exterior or nature to bring into interior especially flowers and plants. I prefer artificial flowers on dry arrangements. Bright colours and a good arrangement create a calm and fresh illusion in the room. There is 3 plus point as well, it’s affordable investment with you décor, easy to clean and change whenever you want.

Chairs&Couch- 2017 Interiors

Summer is not the only time of Sun and beach. It’s also a time of redecoration and some new furniture in the housing. Everyone get summer sprite in May and June. We are in mid-summer. It’s time to have a peek of new furniture trend in the high street. As I call it affordable furniture.
This year high street brought something different which we haven’t seen in last 3 years. We can see more Arm chairs and 2 seat sofa more than corner sofas. I have picked it up some beautiful and unique pieces to give a glimpse of high street furniture trend of 2017.

Beauty with style
£325 in John Lewis

Grey beautiful arm chair gives you a very comfortable and calm look and it could look any dark colour scheme. It would look perfect not only in front of the fireplace but in the back garden or even in a small terrace as well.

 

Style and colour
£999 in John Lew

This blue cosy chair gives you more winter look than a summer. But its unique and contemporary design makes any space look modern and chic. There is a very much cuddle feeling in this design and I can clearly see myself with a book on it, especially charismas time.

Comfy Sofa
£1095 In Furniture Village

The living room is always a centre of summer redecoration. and when it comes to the living room, it comes to big family size couch to cuddle up and to spend some family time. The best thing, I have liked in this design was its blocked edges which give more cosy and comfortable feeling to a design. Its cushions and high back, not only creates a luxurious look but also would provide a support and comfort into a design.

Cornbury sofa
£1490 Cornbury sofa in Wesley and barrel

I have kept best in this last. This year’s best and far better trend is 2 seats small sofas which are called “Snuggles” or “Cuddles”. I have loved their shapes and size. It does give me a very warmth cuddly feeling. They are the only one trend in sofa which gives you romantic and fresh vibe in this summer. I would highly recommend visiting Wesley and Barrel. Their furniture is absolutely brilliant.

 

 

Hello It’s me

Similarity between design and food is, every one has his own taste. Designer has their own recipes and way to design and get inspire. Our past and present, dreams and wishes, liking and disliking all connect with inspiration and become recipe of a design. I always feel design world is bring human imagination and desires into life .  My Imaginative world is  full of castles and historical buildings . I get inspire from stories ,films, cultures theaters costumes which tells story of culture and history to Victoria Secrete’s fashion shows .