Philosophy

We have all forgotten what we really are. 

G.K. CHESTERTON penned these words over a century ago, identifying an existential amnesia in modern life. In every age, people have struggled to integrate the overtures of imagination with the demands of practicality. In all but our own, however, monasteries and mythologies consistently reminded people of the presence of wonder in their daily lives. Yet, even in our empirical era, Mystery is always on the periphery of human experience. As Chesterton observed, our unexpected encounters with beauty, hope, and elation rouse us into recalling what we really are: imperfect beings who ache for perfection. Art is the intersection of our limited abilities and limitless aspirations. It is our most cogent reminder of the marvel of our humanity.

The aim of The Remembered Arts Journal is to offer a thought-provoking synthesis of real life and real art. We view our contributors and subscribers as whole people, not as simply creators and consumers. We encourage our artists to share glimpses of their practical lives, and our readers to share their own creative undertakings. By refusing to compartmentalize creativity, we hope to challenge professional and nonprofessional artists and writers to rediscover the creative calling of being human.

Remembered Arts has three components: publication, membership, and community.


 

Publication

The Remembered Arts Journal is a quarterly publication. Our weekly edition, Consider, highlights the practical and creative lives of individual artists. Subscribers to The Remembered Arts Journal receive regular notifications of submission deadlines. Subscribers are also invited to share their work through the site’s blog, ArtStream.

Membership

Contributors and subscribers to The Remembered Arts Journal are registered as members of our site, and are invited to share their creative work through member profiles. Profiles include a gallery for media uploads, as well as access to our artists’ social network. Members may post their work to private activity feeds, or to ArtStream.

Community

Art is as communal as it is personal. The Remembered Arts Journal offers contributors and subscribers access to a social network designed to connect our artists and audience on an insightful, creative level. Subscribe to begin sharing your own projects with friends, meeting fellow artists, creating groups, and more.

 


 

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WE HAVE ALL FORGOTTEN WHAT WE REALLY ARE. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality and positivism only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget. 

G.K. Chesterton