Our big idea from Part 9 is how all physical reality flows downwards from original creation.
Painters in history reached the point where almost every problem that artists had was solved. Attempting to replicate form, light, color; all of the building blocks representing original creation was established. Up until that point all artists were trying to solve those basic problems. Once those principles were established they were pointing in an obvious direction. But, rather than recognizing and working toward glorifying God by practicing and perfecting the craft, some artists that decided it was too restricting to be under God's authority.
Off the beaten path became the new normal. Being creative simply became moving things wherever humans wanted to move the original blocks. The eventual results were similar to our soda fountain illustration from a few weeks ago: Coke and Dr. Pepper mixed together simply becomes bland and overly sweet. Art became saturated and formless.
Rather than the understood mixture of pop for the purpose of solving a problem, these artists were doing it to creatively glorify themselves or their fellow mankind. Rejecting God’s creation means they reject creative problem solving and gravitate towards their fleshly desires. When these desires are the ruler of a creative’s life the end result is chaos. This is why art is full of “weirdos” where “anything goes” and there’s no objective standard. Sadly, many artists have rejected God's creative authority.
- Mark Baral, 2018