Growing up in a Museum
On this page I am presenting my youth experiences and education in the subject of the arts, as well as pointing out the perversions of the arts themselves, and my observations of the same.
Growing up and living amidst the arts.
|The city of Prague is recently referred to as the outdoor museum, mainly by the tourists, and of course they are referring to the Old City part of Prague, and I lived just ten minutes of walk from there, and five minutes from the St. Wenceslaus square and the national museum.|
In addition to that, my family lived in the building of the main railway station, which inside looked like a museum, full of paintings and statues everywhere around and above. I walked through this building as a child many times during the day. The national opera house was right next door, which at that time was closed, and was named then after the composer Smetana.
To the Czechs the arts are, and were, very important during their history, mainly during the attempts to Germanize the Czechs by eradicating the Czech language. The language gives not only the identity to a nation, but also preserves its existence. The Czechs preserved their identity and language mainly through the arts, in the underground theaters, where the plays were presented in the Czech language.
This is why the theater was much more valued than the movies still in my days. However, the movies have a greater influence on the minds of the population of a nation; hence Lenin saw it as a great tool for propagation of the communist agenda, though he called it a great tool for education of the people. Very dangerous stuff, especially if one is not aware of what he or she is looking at, and of course most people are clueless, especially here in the US, obviously.
In Czechoslovakia the education itself was very rich in all forms of arts. The visual, musical and literary arts were all mandatory, starting in the first grade and continued throughout the middle school. And so as you can see, I was not only born and lived amidst the riches of the arts, but also received fairly decent education in the same.
This is why I have created a separate subject page dedicated to the arts, because of the influence that they bear not only on our individual growth, but very much on the evolution of man and society. As I have said in the introduction, the art reflects the artist, as much as the arts of a nation reflect the nation and its times and evolution. Therefore, the preservation of arts is crucial to history, because it is only the arts that present the truth about the history of a nation at the particular time and day.
The written history is for most part inadequate, and becomes also vulnerable to distortions, usually for political reasons; hence it cannot be trusted, especially where the schools are concerned. It had become more than obvious, during my travels in various countries, that all countries adjust the history to the contemporary political needs, while the arts remain untainted throughout the ages.
Most people today, simply do not only understand the arts, but also for
most part have no clue what they are looking at. In this way they become
vulnerable to various political arts that are aimed to manipulate their
minds, which are mainly found in movies and television.
All arts are spiritually inspired, but if one fails to see the artist in the arts, he will not see what spirit had inspired that artist. And so according to the inspirations, I've divided the arts into three categories, the individual arts, the divine arts, and finally the worldly arts, or better said political or social arts.
To the category of individual arts belong the paintings like of Vincent
van Gogh, which basically reflect the artist.
the category of the divine arts belongs Michael Angelo, whose art serves
mainly to present the word of the biblical art into the painted art, which
is very difficult, and without the divine revelation and inspiration it is
impossible, hence so many unsuccessful attempts by other artists.
And finally you have the political and social arts, that come dime a dozen, and the names of such artist are hardly worth to mention, because the use of arts for such purpose is a genuine perversion. For example the Statue of Liberty stands as a symbol of perverted art, but folks just love it, because it supposedly stands as the symbol of liberty and their country, while in reality it stands for the perversion of the same.
If the arts are to manipulate or influence the human mind and thought, or if they are made for the purpose of worship, they all become icons of ideas, thoughts, beliefs, religion or what not, which in essence are idols, and those who worship them, worship the idols.
The biblical concept of worshiping idols is misrepresented, and misunderstood, even by the early Jews, and till this day mainly by the Muslims. It states in the commandments not to make any images of anything living, which is in reality attached to the previous sentence, meaning not to create art and then worship as some god, which was very common then, and it is being revived now in the democratic and socialist institutions.
The Catholic Church of course took the idol making and worship to another level, which is more likely the inheritance from the ancient Roman society, hence the term Roman Catholic Church. In the catholic schools they had a cross with the image of a dead corpse, which was then replaced in the schools of the socialist system by the image of the contemporary leader, and here in the US, usually with the flag of the nation, daily accompanied by forced pledge of allegiance to that flag, to that icon, to that idol.