This is one my favorite paintings. The Floor Scrapers by Gustave Caillebotte. Not only that I don’t know why I like it so much, but I can’t even find a message behind the painting. I can’t dissect it the way that I like to do with other paintings.
It’s just beautiful.
Hence today’s question. Do you believe that aesthetic appeal has the same value as tackling complex philosophical issues? Do we gain something from reading a few pages of beautiful writing, more than just the enjoyment of reading something wonderful.
Does beauty mean more than what we can see?
Hmm… tough questions, I know.
I just know that I love to stare at this painting for hours in a row, my mind quiet, my soul empty.