Art Wine Life is an innovative cultural arts program inviting you to taste and experience the good life. Celebrating great art, wine, and ideas, Art Wine Life brings all three of these things together into one creative synergy.
Guided by Mark Riva, artist, philosopher, and wine expert, Art Wine Life is the home of the art and wine lifestyle. Art and wine have been around since the dawn of civilization. The oldest story told is a 44,000-year-old cave painting. The common grape vine dates back two million years. Enjoyed the world over, art and wine are two of humanities most cherished forms of “culture,” which is our broadest expression of life.
A Toast to Great Quotes
The equation of art, wine, and life is a timeless combination writ large in many a famous quote by artists, winemakers, and philosophers alike.
Wine is life. ― Petronius
The big art is our life. ― M. C. Richards
Everyone is an artist. ― Joseph Beuys
What we play is life. ― Louis Armstrong
Wine is a peep-hole on a man. ― Alcaeus
Art is the proper task of life. ― Friedrich Nietzsche
Art is the signature of civilizations. ― Jean Sibelius
The subject matter of art is life. ― George Santayana
The flavor of wine is like delicate poetry. ― Louis Pasteur
Wine is the only artwork you can drink. ― Luis Fernando Olaverri
Man is no longer an artist; he has become a work of art. ― Friedrich Nietzsche
The line between art and life should be kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as possible. ― Allan Kaprow
This concern which interests us more than anything else: the blurring of the distinction between art and life. ― Marcel Duchamp
One must give value to their existence by behaving as if ones very existence were a work of art. ― Friedrich Nietzsche
One conclusion is easy to reach: Art and Wine and Life go hand-in-hand. Art, it is said, is a mirror of life. Fine art reflects the good life. Fine wine is like fine art, each bottle tells a story. In telling the story of art and wine, we are telling the story of life.
Ignite Your Imagination
The bridge between art and life is the creative imagination. A prime igniter of the imagination is wine. A quote that sets the tone is by Yves Klein, a leading member of the French Nouveau réalisme movement:
The imagination is the vehicle of sensibility, transported by the imagination, we attain life, life itself, which is absolute art.― Yves Klein
Indeed, to see life as an art is the ethos of the avant-garde, giving us the liberty and license to re-invent our understanding of art and through it, all of life itself. Art Wine Life thus is art as it reflects wine and life, wine as it reflects art and life, and life as it reflects art and wine. Altogether, it adds up to something deliciously creative and unexpectedly profound.
-A Good Life
-The Good Life
-Moments of Vision
-The Act of Creation
-For the Love of Wine
-The Courage to Create
-Dali, The Wines of Gala
-How to Live a Good Life
–Aesthetics of the Everyday
–Aesthetics of Everyday Life
–The Discovery of Happiness
–Essays on the Blurring of Art & Life
–Life as Art: Aesthetics and the Creation of Self
-Reading David Hume’s ‘Of the Standard of Taste’
–Intersections of Value: Art, Nature, and the Everyday
-Art and Artist: Creative Urge and Personality Development
–Life as Art and Beyond: Living Artfully for Oneself and Others
-Fire in the Crucible: The Self-Creation of Creativity and Genius
–Every Man an Artist: Readings in the Traditional Philosophy of Art
–Art of Living: Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
-Wine & Wisdom – A Halachic Overview of Fine Wines and Their Brachos
-The Wine of Wisdom: The Life, Poetry and Philosophy of Omar Khayyam
–Life as Art from Nietzsche to Foucault: Life, Aesthetics, and the Task of Thinking
-Wine Wit & Wisdom: Everything You’ll Never Need to Know About the World of Wine
Click here for more books on art, life, ideas, creativity, culture, invention, and innovation.
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THE ART WINE LIFE EXPERIENCE
Art Wine Life comes to The Dali Museum in artsy St. Petersburg, FL on Sunday, March 29th to participate in their annual Los Vinos de Dali fundraising event.
At Los Vinos de Dali, Art Wine Life will stage an experience that includes:
- A tasting presentation of wines from vineyards including Anarchist Wine Co., Beso de Vino, Tattoo Girl, Frey, Pacific Redwood, and Buonafide 0.0.
- Six bottles of commemorative Los Vinos de Dali wine courtesy of Anarchist Wine Co. wine will be hand-painted by St. Petersburg based artist Anna Ayres and paired with a copy of Salvador Dali’s book The Wines of Gala courtesy of TASCHEN and donated to the silent auction.
- The Art Wine Life experience culminates with a celebratory toast to Salvador Dalí, Gala, and The Dalí Museum, including the presentation of an iconic memento created by New York based multimedia artist Joan Pope.
Please stay tuned for more information coming soon.
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