Friday, January 28, 2011

Six Functions of Art: #1 Create places for some human purpose.

 Six Functions of Art

1. Create places for some human purpose.

Dolman at Poulnabrone, The Burren, County Clare, Ireland.
Art can be found everywhere. It often serves as practical purposes for our human needs, for instance, the intricate patterns on quilts are works of art but the quilt serves another purpose. The Dolman at Poulnabrone in Ireland is such a piece of artwork. It was originally covered with earth and served as a tomb. The Burren, a great rocky expanse in County Clare, is one of the world's truly unique places in that it can supports Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine plants side-by-side. Its ancient, awe inspiring stone structures hold secrets from the past that may never be unraveled. Poulnabrone Portal Dolmen is an ancient stone tomb dating between 2000 - 2500 B.C. It's just one of the many ancient historic monuments dotted throughout Ireland. I picked this as my example because I went to Ireland and was awestruck by countless scenes like this.

Stay tuned for Function #2... Create extraordinary versions of ordinary objects.

Below is an oil painting from my Enchanting Ireland series of this Irish wonder...

"Poulnabrone Dolmen"...The Burren, County Clare
24x30" oil by Bernie Rosage Jr.

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