You can see it in the Summer sky as it transitions from afternoon to evening, as the golden hue of the Sun mixes perfectly in the deeper shades of blue and hazy orange, blending altogether into one gigantic finished canvas...
You can see it within the brushstroke-like sweeps of chocolate frosting that have effortlessly covered every inch of the round, finely crafted cake that sits before you, waiting for its artistic pleasure to be devoured...
You can also see it in the most obvious places labeled 'art'--Picasso's alluring paintings of Marie-Therese, the Classical and Hellenistic sculptures smoothly modeled by Greeks, and even just the surprises of color that appear on the sidewalk below you as street art. ;)
But what I recently discovered is that the art of your living room, dining set, and any everyday object normally seen as not more than for blinded use can be just as pleasing to the eye as the greatest of masterpieces beheld in museums.
The photos below are just a few examples. I came across these images while reading Building 25, a blog written by the people of the Free People boutique. The message of Bldg 25 is that everywhere you look, there is art. It doesn't have to be a world-renowned piece or the oldest work to exist--Art can be the entire room in the picture above with the natural light illuminating its greatest aspects, the way a light can shine the highlights of an oil painting on canvas; art is also within the glow of the hanging lights in the picture below, complemented by the bright, loud-speaking tones of the pillows laid out thoughtfully over the soft-white couch.
As long as something speaks loudly and distinctively as to stand out from its surroundings, it is worth being admired by the aesthetic eye.
What do you think? Do you think these objects and everyday scenes could be set in the same light as a Picasso painting or as a mural painting recently excavated in Pompeii? Please let me know, there is nothing better than to extinguish one's flame of curiosity! :)
Enjoy today and all the art that comes with it!