Artists are Sensitive

Essay by Luke Foster

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.” Edward De Bono

I went to the Museum of Contemporary of Art in Sydney today with my friend Birdie and had coffee on the rooftop first which has great views of the harbour. Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Birdie had a burger.

Then I bought an Anette Messenger at the MCA bookshop then checked out the exhibitions and because there was an install on one floor there were only two floors with exhibitions.

What I realised when walking around looking at the art is that art is very intellectual, spiritual, and sensitive.

Then I realised how important art is as artists are not just very sensitive but also reflect the culture they live in and are part of.

Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence, and habit erect on all sides – the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive. Proust calls these hints our “true impressions.” The true impressions, our persistent intuitions, will, without art, be hidden from us and we will be left with nothing but a ‘terminology for practical ends’ which we falsely call life.
— Saul Bellow

I think without creativity I would keep repeating myself and wouldn’t enjoy my life as my life would become like Ground Hog Day.