Today the close relationship established by modern era between the Beauty and Art is not so evident. Historically beauty was attributed to natural phenomena (e.g. rocky mountain landscapes). The Art was left to create things for a purpose. Then come masons, armorers, jewelers that created items that they believed were beautiful. We believe that beauty was never absolute (absolute beauty) and unchangeable. Nevertheless, some elements of architecture and decoration don’t lose their relevance as time passes. One of such elements is meander – an element that is still used to emphasize luxurious items.
When asked about the criteria of absolute beauty, the Delphic Oracle responded: «The most beauty is the most just». These words are inscribed on the walls of the Temple in Delphi.
Plato, in his work the "State", speaks about imitative art, which includes, for example, painting and sculpture. Architecture – sometimes creates masterpieces that break the concept of "imitative". G.P.Grant's philosophy is based on creation of unique and not "imitative". It is the uniqueness we mean by exclusivity.
The decisive role plays the designation of an object – its functionality. That is why our primary task is to combine the visual beauty of artworks with their functionality.
The ancient thought: as it is in nature so should be in arts. Sense of absolute beauty of Greeks was based on the following rules: ‘respect limits’, ‘audacity’ and ‘nothing extra’. Unfortunately today's luxury and sumptuousness can be described by the words of Euripides (5th century BC) "Wonderful is what is always expensive." If you look closely at all that is created today and claims the status of art and luxury bears the explicitly imitative character of adaptation. Such variations on the theme ...
G.P.Grant artworks are based on 3 principles of absolute beauty of geometric forms formulated by Plato and Thomas Aquinas: form, harmony, radiance.
Harmony and proportionality: perfection means correct proportion. G.P.Grant focuses on geometric forms and proportions in its artworks. Integrity and shape: beauty needs integrity or completeness. G.P.Grant creates artworks with full and complete forms.
Clarity and radiance. Since antiquity beauty is associated with proportionality and attractiveness of color and light – items colored with clear and radiant tones were considered wonderful. To create radiance and clarity G.P.Grant uses crystals and minerals.
G.P.Grant uses in its artworks 3 esthetic categories of beauty from Socrates and Plato:
Absolute beauty represents nature. G.P.Grant exclusively uses valuable types of natural materials: gemstone and precious stones, minerals, crystals, fine and exotic wood, and noble metals.
Useful Beauty – is functional. G.P.Grant creates the most versatile models that are comfortable to use.
Spiritual beauty – expressing soul through sight. G.P.Grant creates a unique design. G.P.Grant puts in its artworks beauty as harmony
and proportion formulated by Plato and Pythagoras. They emphasize – the beauty of geometric shapes based on proportions and mathematical concept of universe.
Number-Order-Proportion. Historically beautiful items were considered proportional ones.