To be able to even think that there is only one 'top' piece of work requires a very narrow 'width' of understanding. Every different piece of quality work has its own special 'thing' that makes it a quality piece of work.
The current fashion for finding the best of, or the top, is a societal sign of closing minds.
Okay, this is freakin' awesome lol!!! Those are the most creative answers I think I've heard in response to any question I've asked!!! lol Keep going- you may cause spontaneous combustion of my brain (which was, formerly and previously, responsible for asking the silly question in the first place!) Thanks guys lol!!!!! Thank you! -johnathan-
In reply to this, another unforgettable "moment" was walking through Artists' Wood near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales on a drizzly day when no one else was around. Suddenly, a wood anemone caught my attention, and I found it contained the whole Universe...
and no, I had not been hunting magic mushrooms or indulging in any other forbidden substances earlier
I am not Welsh, but moved to Treorci in the Rhondda three years ago. Wales has adopted me and for the first time in my life I find myself at home. I feel deep emotion to the land and the more I immerse myself in its language and culture, the richer I become. My only regret is that I did not move to a region in mid- or north Wales, where Welsh is more used on a daily basis. I know it rains a lot here; it is difficult to become accepted by locals; the economy has been suffocated by England. Nevertheless, I would not choose to live anywhere else now.
In my case I found Wales to be stifling and more backward than most third world countries, most foreigners learning Welsh were there to take advantage of the more lax Civil Service rules for Welsh speakers that means that they were more incompetent than usual - and the bl@@dy rain !
I do agree that they have been almost totally crushed out of existence by England - and that the current state of the people is due mostly to that. On a personal level I found the Welsh to be either lovely straight forward upstanding indiviuals, or totally shameless backstabbing bast@ards
One definition I would use of great art is that it speaks directly to the soul, causing a shift in perception that may last a moment or a lifetime.
The type of work that will do this will vary from person to person. For me, this happens mostly with music. One very powerful personal example, (powerful because it was one of the earliest of such experiences in my life, occurring more than 40 years ago when I was 15, but never forgotten):
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, in particular, the moment in the Credo when the soprano soloist starts the "et incarnatus est...", and a solo flute makes its entry.
I am single now. The man I loved deeply found himself unable to cope with several life traumas and decided to drink himself to death shortly after we were finally able to set up home together. He died last June after putting me through 2.5 years of hell.
Once and awhile I like to look at art. I suppose it began when I took an art history class in 2008. I especially Michelangelo's work, therefore, my favorite would be Michelangelo's Pieta. What is your favorite work and...