Last monday I learn about Arts and Crafts Movement(England,1880-1910) and Art Nouveau(Europe,1861-1941) in design history class. Arts and Crafts movement are tArt Nouveau came after the Art and Craft Movement era. Nouveau means new in france. So Art Nouveau means new art. We can see that during this era the
|Arts and Crafts Movement; Golden Lily Minor, William Morris|
|Art Nouveau;Maude Adams Joan of Arc, Alphonse Mucha|
|Hill House, Helensbugh, Scotland|
|Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Furniture from Hill House|
"Without work, all life goes rotten.
But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies"
What I understand about this quote is; work is important in for our daily needs. But if there are no passion and joy in our work, you life is meaningless and full of regret(maybe you should join the zombie community...seriously~)
Learn to love what we do - or leave.
It is same goes to us (designer or an artist). The joy of work is not only can be obtain when we finished out work but it must begin before we start doing work. It is important to know, because the work you do has a lot to do with your happiness and thus, your prosperity. Your work is very important to who you are and who you are becoming.
It is doesn't matter we are from what field of design (Product, Textile, Jewelry, Ceramic, Architecture, Automotive, Graphic etc) as long as we love and enjoy our work, we can deliver the work well and will always be appreciated.
As for me, i choose to be part of art and design community is my own choice. In the beginning my parents were against it because they thought i will not have future after i graduate.
**The truth is I am a bio-chemist former student (...ok you can faint if you want to..~) but I stop in the middle and applied for UiTM's Art and Design school. It is take a lot of courage to neglect my parents expectancy and make my own choices**
But from my perspective view, future is unpredictable. Once I can do what I love, I will put my heart into it; then I will have no regret in my life. Right now, my parents are my big supporters in my life because they understand that each person has their own ability and way to be success in life.
Back to the main purpose..(the relation); in overall,Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau are deserve to be categorize as 'The Joy of Work'. It is not only because of how the processes of the work or the end product but it is how the artists satisfy with themselves and how people appreciate it as a beautiful piece.That's what I think the truth meaning of The Joy of Work.
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That's all for now....adieuu~