“Creativity from the Heart”

By John Diamond, M.D.

The art critic Robert Hughes wrote that no work of art had ever stopped war. May I extrapolate? No work of art has ever transmuted hate into love.

But that – and no less than that – should, so I am led to believe, be the primary Purpose of all artistic endeavors, of all acts of Higher Creativity. I think it was at Lascaux, and is in some so-called primitive cultures even today – but certainly not in ours.

Beethoven knew this. He inscribed his Missa Solemnis, “From the heart, may it go to the heart.” From heart to heart, from Soul to Soul. Once we become Aware of our Souls, then – and only then – can we live in love.

May every artist, of every genre, so dedicate himself and his art.