Our artist’s life commitment and dedication to the art are immense. It resonates passion, beauty and intensity beyond words. Centred around the concept of creation and the act of creating. Like in religious tradition the one that creates is divine and of divine intention. Strictly focusing on inspiration, symbolism, philosophy, creativity, and imagination.
The double crosses symbolise the void or the abyss. “If you look long enough into the abyss, the abyss begins to look back through you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
The abyss is a kind of monster, the monster of complete cynicism and true nihilism – the empty man that post-modernism seems to favour. Pursuing an utter lack of beauty, life values and aesthetics leaves one empty, and perhaps incapable of recovering one’s artistic nature. ‘Arte Divina’ greatly values beauty as an essential virtue of art. The double cross is a symbol that rebels against the apathy and the defeatist culture and post-modernism gave birth to this trend. At University studying art and design we were taught how to deconstruct and to break down values, leaving no room for aesthetics or emotions with no appreciation for beauty.
“In an age of ugliness, a work of beauty is an act of defiance”
– Sir Roger Scruton
- 36 participating artists
- 162 pages
- 160 high-quality art images
- Strictly limited to 100 copies
- Hardback gloss finish
- 200gsm Glossy
- 260mm deep x 210mm wide
- Hand numbered and embossed