A metaphor for living fully

We stood in front of “Roter Gesang” (“Red Song”) by Franz Erhard Walther.

DSC04304

What did it mean?

The sign by the work said that the viewer was invited to engage with the art.

The sign by the work said that the viewer was invited to engage with the art.

Exploring art (while observed by another viewer)

Exploring art (while observed by another viewer)

DSC04308

Experimentation

Experimentation

Another viewer participates

…and another

…and another

Curiosity leads to seeking understanding leads to experimentation leads to mastery.

Is this a metaphor for our lives?

NOTE: Thanks to The Philips Collection in Washington, DC for a most interesting exhibit.

 

 

December 2015

 

About simpletravelourway

Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
This entry was posted in US - Washington, DC and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to A metaphor for living fully

  1. icelandpenny says:

    Oh I agree, curiosity is always key — but surely it needn’t always result in mastery? I feel enriched by many things that I can never hope to “master” but whose continuing exploration, thanks to that curiosity, continues to nurture my life.

  2. plaidcamper says:

    Curiosity and playfulness – all rather wonderful!

  3. What fun. Interactive artworks. I like that sentence about curiosity. That should be the cornerstone upon which all classrooms run. I’m going to remember that.

  4. Nicely photographed and written. It’s kind of like that old expression, ‘the work will teach you’, only about life.

Tell us what you think, please.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.