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The importance of art for our holistic self-development
The idea of our name "Happy-Culture" came from the french word "Api-culture", which means beekeeping, and most importantly, came from the desire to create a happier culture, directly linked to holistic self-development.
Art is importante in feeling happy, complete, proud, dashing. Through the years, we realized how misunderstood art is in our society, which makes its role unclear to many. If we take a moment to look at art, we see how crucial it is in creating and maintaining a "happy culture".
If this is not yet obvious to you, you might be asking yourself, what does art really bring? Take a moment to really think about it and observe what comes to your mind. You find out art brings us closer to Beauty, makes us do great things to make that beauty more tangible, visible, present in our lives. It is of great importance, since all we want to reach in life, what inspires us, our ideals, what triggers our will, our life force… is related to beauty! We know that somewhere, Beauty beyond what we can imagine, exists and can be reached. We can observe it in the existence of the Heavens or the notion of Paradise, present in numerous cultures.
‘’ Only Beauty will save the world! ’’
is one of our favorite quotes from Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov.
This being said, we are facing a great deal of blockages towards this beauty, making us doubt the importance of art for our holistic self-development. Every artist faces this question of beauty, which is so misunderstood nowadays, and so poorly offered to youth. How many young women are uncomfortable with beauty, and push towards seduction or depreciation? And how many young men think beauty is something that can be possessed? These clumsy behaviours, maintaining a not-so-happy culture, are directly related to our consideration of art, the way we practice it and what ideas it encourages.
True beauty is hidden in worlds to which we have very little access. The work of an artist is to visit these regions, using his purest feelings and highest thoughts, and to bring back what was found in our more concrete realities. With his will, he can give forme to the inspirations found, giving the opportunity to others to access such feelings or thoughts. It is not of dreams nor illusions we are talking about, but of higher levels of reality. Its seems very far and a bit theoretical : this is exactly where the talent of artists is! In this capacity of making these high realities more accessible, obvious, captivating to all!
For us, at Happy-Culture, every artistic research and work is done to make us explore beauty and transmit it to generate a happier and more inspired society. Each discipline and each artist has its own way to do so. This is what you will discover by looking at our different artistic work! Enjoy!