artySORTS is about
living your art,
breathing art in your everyday life,
recognizing art that permeates your very being,
bringing the artist inside you to consciousness.
Our definition goes beyond the common place understanding of art that is limited to the visual arts of a certain kind. For us, art is that which enriches our lives, gives meaning, definition and expression to the human condition.
It is a way of understanding, illuminating, and expressing our emotions, our world, and the world around us.
BE or BECOME 'an artist at being' and in that being you become aware of your very existence as an art form.
“ When what fuels your life is ART, something like this becomes inevitable. ”
‘artySORTS’ was one the many curious words or string of words that fleetingly visit my mind space unless I do bother to freeze it in writing. I am glad I did that for artySORTS, I then started dwelling on it and the little elements that define me and my purpose started coming together.
There are many things that are ‘me’, but I get this overwhelming realization that the aesthete in me takes over everything else. And I am convinced that the way I see the world is way too colourful, dramatic, and imperfectly beautiful to be true, but it probably is like that too. You just need to pick the right lens to view perspectives. I was blessed with the ‘right’ lens. I grew up living art, without even consciously realizing that. I am conscious now and this initiative is to share this consciousness of art in everyday life with you.
I have been in Delhi for quite some time now, but the way artySORTS has made us see / feel it aesthetically ..its so refreshing ..thanks for taking us to the nook and corners where art is hiding or flourishing.. looking forward to being a part of upcoming sojourns .. amazing experiences in each event meeting people from all walks of life making happy memories. - Manisha
Her keenness in getting it right and the immersion in detail while indulging in designing the concept sketch baffled me. I see that she sees what I don’t. And we so need that. Go on. Paint the world in your colours. - Christian
They had such innovative activities at Colorothon. My children had a lot of fun, they are definitely going to try this at home. - Seema
You do actually realize that art is all around you. The walks are a wonderful way to explore these places where I would not go otherwise. - Abhishek
Surrealism was "the" fashionable art movement of the inter-war years, and the last major art movement to be associated with the Ecole de Paris, from where it spread across Europe, becoming one of the most influential schools or styles of avant-garde art. Its name derived from the phrase Drame surrealiste, the sub-title of a 1917 play by the writer and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire(1880-1918). Surrealism evolved out of the nihilistic "anti-art" Dadamovement, most of whose members became surrealists. However, while every bit as "revolutionery" as Dada, Surrealism was less overtly political and advocated a more positive philosophy - summed up by André Breton as "thought expressed in the absense of any control exerted by reason, and outside all moral and aesthetic considerations."
Initially, the main focus of the movement was literature but this rapidly broadened to encompass painting, sculpture and other forms of contemporary visual art. Surrealist artists aimed to generate an entirely new set of imagery by liberating the creative power of the unconscious mind.
In the beginning, all films were short. The novelty and the thrill of witnessing man’s latest technological triumph was paramount. But as the 20th century dawned, films began to get longer. The best-known film from this time is perhaps the Lumière brothers’ Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (1895), which supposedly had audiences fleeing in terror as a celluloid locomotive hurtled towards them. While shorts may have fallen out of favour with commercial cinemas, their popularity has never waned among visual artists. Film has always been the enfant terrible of the art world – some critics still dispute whether it should be considered as art at all.
But the biggest new demand for short films has undoubtedly come from the internet. People today are really interested in bite-sized pieces of information. This “bite-sizeness” of shorts makes them ideally suited to the internet, where users demand short, sharp bursts of entertainment that they can consume on the fly at work, at home or, increasingly, on their mobile phones.
In today’s internet driven world, sites like YouTube and Vimeo attract millions of viewers. The idea of do-it-yourself and user generated content has exploded.