As we’ve seen, art-making may be inspired by a great range of subjects. Inspiration can come from our experiences, our belongings, other people, our environment, as well as the “inner world” What do we mean by “inner world”? There is a whole aspect of our experience that is not of the physical world, but of belief, fantasy and imagination: dreams, ideas, the spiritual, the supernatural.
Over the centuries there have always been artists concerned with assessing and depicting something of this non-physical realm. Every culture in the world has art that speaks about imagination, myth and religion. In many cultures, these “inner worlds” are not seen as separate from the everyday outer world.
In this module we will explore how a few of these realms have been manifest in the art of our part of the world.