All creativity is spiritual and it can be said that everyone is creative, they just may not realise it. Artists are people who develop their creativity. It could be argued that all artists are spiritual. Here are some that actually think of themselves as spiritual artists.
And to start, here is a wonderful quote about the value of paintings...
''And if you roll the universe into a ball and pull it all to pieces like a sun that is made from string and if your hands get sore and if the clouds are laughing and you blink and if your heart cracks open and is raw and if you start to think that you can’t live and the world gets dark like a wintry eye closing... just look at a painting.''
- Deborah Lubelska Katz - Artist, Writer, and Visionary
These spiritual artists have mastered the art of visually depicting their experiences with spirituality. Whether they're conveying a spiritual message or illustrating visions. This page contains a selection of spiritual fine artists for you to browse.
No matter who you are, there will be a piece of music, a particular voice, or a musical instrument, which speaks directly to your soul. Humanity has been creating music for more than 35,000 years, and likely singing as soon as they could speak. Here's a collection of spiritual musicians for you to check out.
Dancing is a truly liberating form of creative expression. It is practically synonymous with spirituality, conjuring up all sorts of images. From the hippy movement in the swinging 60s, to ritual rain dances by Native Americans. Click the button above to see a list of spiritual dancers.
Body art has been used to religious and spiritual reasons for millennia, with tattoos found on 5,000 year old Egyptian mummies. While many now use body art for purely aesthetic purposes, there are many who choose specific symbols and patterns for their meaning.
Art and religion go hand in hand, with countless examples of extraordinary art created in the name of religion. From sacred works of worship and ritual, to those inspired by the artist's faith.
“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.”
“Art is the proper task of life. The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
“The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.”
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until i set him free.”
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
…Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence and habit erect on all sides – the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive. Proust calls these hints our “true impressions.” The true impressions, our persistent intuitions, will, without art, be hidden from us and we will be left with nothing but a ‘terminology for practical ends’ which we falsely call life.