The Pursuit Of Beauty Is An Interest Of Mine That Has Been Cultivated Through This Class

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The pursuit of beauty is an interest of mine that has been cultivated through this class. The philosophy of Aesthetics has left me curious to see how those near me have experienced and perceived their own beauty. My curiosities led me to want to see the works of local artists via the arts districts of Oklahoma City. So, I began to search for where to find their pieces. After a few days of research and contemplation, I chose to view DNA Gallery; a local art gallery that features native artists. The gallery had several paintings from various artists. I walked around, spending a good amount of time studying the pieces that I found interesting. Some of the works were over one-thousand dollars! I made sure to keep my hands to myself. Some others casually strolled through the exhibits along with me, taking quietly amongst themselves. An elderly man, who I suspect played some part in the management of DNA Gallery, sat quietly outside of the building’s front entrance, able to view all on comers. There was a bit of ironic tension between the paintings and I. The room seemed to be so quiet on the surface. In fact, even the weather was incredibly still and mild that day. All felt at peace in my immediate surrounds. However, the paintings themselves cried out to me. I felt overwhelmed by the immense creativity and depth that leaked out of the artists’ works. Awe struck my mind like a well-sounded bell. To this day it puzzles me how a human can create such individual, original works of

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