The Way of the Heart
DESCRIPTION: Meaning is conveyed by form, and every meaning requires a vehicle, a means of conveyance.
Traces are the bearers of meaning.
One of ten pages on Traces (one of the Field Nodes comprising the subject tree of The Telson Spur),
this page is the first of four comprising a list of links to on-line resources in the study of art
(including art history and prehistoric art, collections, music, and space art and other science-related themes).
The coordinate pages, with a common header and List of Contents, contain links to resources in the study of literature
(five pages, including electronic texts and archives, the Western tradition, children's literature, and speculative fiction)
and links to resources in rhetoric (including critical thinking, or cognitive competence, and science writing).
KEYWORDS: architecture; art; art criticism; art education; arts; beauty; fine art; painting; sculpture; value
The splendours of the firmament of time
May be eclipsed, but are extinguished not;
Like stars to their appointed height they climb,
And death is a low mist which cannot blot
The brightness it may veil. When lofty thought
Lifts a young heart above its mortal lair,
And love and life contend in it, for what
Shall be its earthly doom, the dead live there
And move like winds of light on dark and stormy air.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Philip Morrison: "Carl, is not the most important message attached to Pioneer 10 the spacecraft itself?"
Carl Sagan: "Oh, yes, of course...."
From a symposium on Life Beyond Earth & the Mind of Man (Boston University, 20 Nov 1972)
Art History and Prehistoric Art
Space Art and Other Themes
D'Où Venons Nous? Que Sommes Nous? Où Allons Nous
[Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?]
The arts put man at the center of the universe, whether he belongs there or not.