This sentence is displayed on the wall of the Egyptian Museum in Munich (Germany). Has all Art always been contemporary? Yes, I agree. Nevertheless, I would make a small but significant change in the sentence: I would rather write “All Art is always contemporary”. Or even better: “was, is and will always be…”.
I understand Art to be a temporarily, visible and limited manifestation of a permanent, unlimited and invisible archetype. A piece of Art can be a cultural and specific reflection and manifestation in our daily life of this archetype -which can be related to Beauty, Balance, Harmony… but also Justice and Reality- but one simple post is not enough to develop this way of perceiving Art. Here, with those words, I can only open a kind of Pandora box….
But who am I, anyway, to give answers? If I can awake questions and thoughts, it is already fine by me. So…. let’s think about it. OK?