I believe that all great art holds the power to dissolve things: time, distance, difference, injustice, alienation, despair. I believe that all great art holds the power to mend things: join, comfort, inspire hope in fellowship, reconcile us to our selves.
Art is good for my soul precisely because it reminds me that we
have souls in the first place.
Tilda Swinton’s spectacular speech at the Rothko Chapel.
Couple with Alain de Botton on how art can save your soul and Jeanette Winterson on the paradox of active surrender — possibly the greatest essay on art ever written — then see Rothko himself on the transcendent power of art.