An artist’s view of time
Exploring the views that philosophers, psychologists, or physicists have on time can be fascinating, and sometimes even mind-boggling. Still, after researching these diverse and equally interesting perspectives, we are left with one question.
How does the artistic mind—a visual artist, a writer, or a director—view time?
Certainly their perspective is a unique one. Time, like art and entertainment, means different things to different people around the world. To entertain themselves, some people like to read books. Others would rather watch a movie, listen to music, go to a museum, or take in a show. The common denominator in all these activities is that they all take time. Since the concept of time permeates not only everyone's work day, but play day as well, we thought it might be worthwhile to look at how artists from various disciplines (whose products are usually associated with leisure time) depict time in their work.
We will provide you with an interesting link between the subjects of art, entertainment, and time as we help you visualize the concept of time through an artist's eyes. We will discuss ways artists have depicted the passage of time or time itself using refined realistic methods as well as more abstract forms using symbols and hidden meanings. Time will also be shown to be an important part of music, movies, television, and books.
In a nutshell, we will endeavor in this section to explain and give examples of how time is viewed, depicted, and integrated into the world of art and entertainment.