Nope, it’s not Valentine’s Day nor our Wedding Anniversary Day. It’s Love’s Day! Me thinks, Love Day should be every day of the year, because without this essential emotion, our world would be in a constant state of chaos till the end of time.
We love our family. We love our pets. We love our country. We love our work. We love our neighbors and friends. We love our planet. Yep, it’s the power of love that glues the Universe together.
Throughout the history of art, literature and theater, the themes of friendship and love have been the most prevalent in numerous compositions, including Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Plato’s The Symposium, these themes are recurrent as the main topics of discussion.
Plato considers love a necessity of life that enables “human being to acquire courage and happiness, in both life and death.” Aristotle and Plato believed that love leads a person to eudaimonia, or happiness. The latter thought love is the source of art, leading men to satisfy by the creation of beautiful forms their innate longing for the absolute beauty they can never possess. Wherever there is true love, you will find true beauty. The artistic world is full of examples.
I tried to capture the spirit of love with this minimalistic photographic composition. I hope you like it. It was fun doing it.