intense / theme
Clenched fists and concentrated meaning. Saturation of color and tone. Obsession, challenge, fullness, and gravity of affect. The intense draws you into its taut intention, speaks to you in a low, irrefutable, troubled voice, reaches into the very roots of your being and transfuses its purpose. Its departure is relief, but half-unwanted: a fiery infection exhausts the soul's veins.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.