“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
In today’s society, where art is so easy to come by, we seem to have lost sense of what art should be for. For example, we watch films for mere entertainment, to pass the time, when film in fact has a great artistic value and has the capacity to greatly affect us. We have forgotten the important truth that Aristotle stated more than two thousand years ago: that art should teach us things about life and the world. Art speaks to our innermost selves in a way we recognize as true. What it tells us is that other people feel like we do, that we are not alone. All works of art have the power to fill you with energy, optimism, hope and zest. All kinds of art (even superhero-films, pop-music, and fan-fiction) can provide the inspiration we need, and it is a sustenance like no other.
We need to rediscover the purpose of art. That is why I made this website, to write about the art I enjoy, and dive under the surface to find what it can tell us. I believe escaping from reality into works of art can help us find deeper meaning in our lives.
My name is Hampus, I live in Umeå, Sweden, where I study Literature.