Love As An Idea

Emotions vs. Belief


There are various words describing or impersonating love. Lust, longing and infatuation are just a few. “Gets one in the gut”, “butterflies-in-the-tummy” and a broken heart are some of the symptoms. Love is considered a feeling. These are emotions.


Emotions, like intuition happen in a split second, bypassing all logic. Emotions are vital for intuition. Intuition can be logically rationalized at a later date, allowing room for “belief”. To believe in something means to idealize that belief and what it encompasses


“Blessings” – Watercolor and Ink on Paper, 33cm/33cm @Barbara Adler Art 2022


I will risk not be original, but LOVE is an idea and not a feeling. We believe in love. Continuing the Descartes concept of “I think, therefore I am”, therefore, if we believe in love, it exists. As in religion, god or the gods exists because we believe. The power of “wishful” thinking. We can do great in anything, if we believe in our ability. Mindfulness.


Positive and negative emotions are flip-coin. We can define an image also by its lack, by its shadow.


“I C U” – Printable Digital Illustration @Barbara Adler Art 2022


Artists create from these emotions, from these feelings. As with intuition, the art-procedure-dialogue is ignited by an emotion that is translated into a visual language. Art is done through the belief or lack of belief in LOVE.

So, I am not in love. I believe in the idea love. It is the perfect way to communicate and express. Things done through the belief in love are sincere.


Everybody needs art, especially in these crazy times. There is Art for everyone’s state of mind, desires and tastes. Take a break, reflect and delve into some of my art, to my stories.

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