Encounters with art

.The painter’s task was to change the way
we see the world, thereby to change the world,
and to change human beings themselves.
Don Cupitt

Farm Road in Snow - Jane Penfield

…………………..Farm Road in Snow – Jane Penfield

As they take us beyond how we normally look at things or feel, and as they give a sense of something meaningful and mysterious, encounters with art can be part of what is appreciated as spiritual or religious.

Spiritual feelings can occur when creating art, in responding to art, or by joining in to sing along. They can be sought through attending performances or visiting gardens or museums, and they can be appreciated at odd moments, prompted by art we stop to notice in the course of a day.

As is shown in links below, different forms of art each offer special qualities.

Performance arts
     Music
     Dance
     Theater
Visual arts
     Photography
     Sculpture
     Painting
…..Soul collage
Spatial arts
Literature
     Poetry
     Stories