Description Inspired by Roger Scrouton documentary Why Beauty Matters the sentiment of thispiece is that of the purpose of the flower is the flower. Art is simply to be enjoyed, itdoes not have to serve a purpose.At anytime between the 1750 and 1930, If you had asked educated people todescribe the aim of how poetry, art or music. They would have replied, Beauty.And if you had asked for the point of that? You would have learned that beauty is avalue, as important as truth and goodness.Our consumer society puts usefulness first, and beauty is no better than a sideeffect.Since art is useless it doesnt matter what you read, what you look at, whatyou listen to. We are besieged by messages on every side, titillated - tempted byappetite - never addressed, and that is one reason why beauty is disappearing fromour world. Getting and spending wrote Wordsworth we lay waste our powers. '
Kirty Bell Member Since January 2017 Artist Statement Australian Pop Impressionist oil painter Kirty Bell was born in Deniliquin and grew up creating art in Albury before moving to the tropical rainforest above Cairns. Self taught she has always drawn or painted for as long as she can recall encouraged by many other artistic relatives including her mother.
Kirty currently paints on the road in her mobile studio and still somehow manages to produce amazingly detailed and beautifully deep work. Her implied narrative style is inspired by the world in which we are all immersed and often touches on political and environmental themes. Kirty's use of animals throughout her art play an important role in deciphering the meaning behind each work as they are always used symbolically.
Kirty has previously been represented by and exhibited at Hollloway Gallery on the Sunshine Coast as well as participated in International group exhibitions and been a finalist in the Lethbridge 10,000.