Be an artist of the Second Enlightment!
2014 was certainly a year that will be well remembered by history. So many wars, so many illegitimate occupations, so much barbarism; so many tears, so much pain; such deep obscurantism. What can I write in this post? I do not know. I do not know anymore. Maybe that in 2015 we all sincerely strive for clarity. That we all profoundly aim for light both physical and spiritual.
But for this to happen, we need knowledge and good will as it happened in Europe during the Enlightenment (1720 – 1790). Around 1750, street lights were installed in European cities. Urban lighting produced a decrease in crime. Light was no longer a private matter, finally it belonged to everyone. At the same time these lamps were installed, knowledge was encouraged among all social strata and the promotion of public space (gatherings, periodicals, cartoonists, salons, etc.) generated a form of spirituality in the communities. Of course, art and artists in their workshops followed the great path to clarity. A great example would be Turner’s paintings.
Maybe we will we see in 2015 the beginning of the Second Enlightenment where science and art will realize that it is time for their integration, with fair sharing economies, and in which the great religions of the world will promote that God is in fact God and that everyone has the right to worship God in their own way.
Let’s become street lighters in 2015.