(1):trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something; a principle, proposition, idea, etc, accepted as true; (2):an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists: something one accepts as true or real; a firmly held opinion or conviction; a religious tenet or tenets; religious creed; (3):an opinion or conviction; something believed.
[First known use: 1125–75; earlier bile(e)ve (noun use of v.); replacing Middle English beleave, equivalent to bi- be- + leave; Old English gelēafa, from ge-, associative prefix + lēafa; akin to Old English ly’fan (cognate with Dutch geloof, German Glaube; akin to Gothic galaubeins )].
The creation starts of as a pure feeling, feeling of something good, something of value. The belief without a proof. But as the idea evolves, whether as a part of the creating art or absorbing art, the imaginary, non-existent, and the tangible intertwine. Until the point when “the product” becomes, both as the work of art for its beauty* and as the knowledge acquired through it, the proof on its own.
It is the belief in the idea, the process, the growth, the outcome, in non-existent becoming existent, through apprehending, dealing with, creating art that we mature – as a person, and ultimately as society.
It is believing in expression and creative thinking what makes for abstract to become tangible. To become life. To improve life.
*beauty as something/anything that can move, provoke to think, make it impossible to be/stay indifferent – either positively or negatively.
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