The English word spirit comes from the Latin spiritus, meaning "breath", but also "spirit, soul, courage, vigor.” This concept relates to an interconnected, universal consciousness where separate "spirits" form a greater unity. The truth of what “spiritual” is belongs uniquely to each individual. This makes it impossible to define a shared expression upon which everyone may agree.
An artist is a product of his or her time who brings that culture to any given work of art and is therefore a conduit to the spirit of the time. An artist whose work resonates is able to create a universal connectedness to an audience and in effect, to share his or her spirit with the world.
The spiritual aspect of art is sublime in that when a work of art touches a place deep within the soul, it captures an enduring and meaningful moment in a person’s life. Artists capable of capturing the spirit in medium have a unique gift. I believe every person, over his or her lifetime, has seen the work of artists who, through their expression, have connected spiritually with him/her as viewer.
Today I feature the work of oil artist John T. Nebiolo of Alpha, NJ whose expression captures that spiritual truth. I recently purchased one of John’s paintings that touched me deeply and connected me to the mystery of his spiritual truth. John ‘s Facebook link is shared below and you are invited to view his work there:
I am privileged to be a member, along with John and many other gifted visual artists, of the Facebook Group “Art Exchange”. This is a site where artists and the public can view original artwork by member artists. The purpose of the group is to open the possibility for artists to purchase and exchange their work, but more widely, for the public to have the on line ability to view and purchase artwork if they are so moved. Art Exchange Facebook link below:
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