Amazing modern poets by Jean Arno? Jean Arno is an influential artist from the artistic group, Astrée. Primarily known for his poetry and philosophical aphorisms, he defends the idea that man is, in essence, a creator. Shaping ‘the inextinguishable fire of life’ thus makes up the sacred mission of man, as a poet. He stands alongside those who continually battle against the invasive and deadly forces of contempt for the world and for life, and alongside those who put their creative forces to the service of the highest affirmation of life, those who believe that ‘the impossible can only ever occur by attempting it’. See extra information on https://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-arno-341905238.
Everything that prevents the affirmation of the highest life and diminishes the power of being is criticized with passionate ardour: the temptation of fame and glory; the escape into entertainment and artificial paradises; the resignation and capitulation of thought in the face of today’s immense problems; the standardization of the spirit in the paradigm of common judgment; the passivity or the boredom-murderer who justifies the existence of reality TV, for example: “Crowds sate their hunger / Like hyenas seek revenge / On the torments and the terror / On the tears and blood of men”.
The Metaverse and NFTs are changing the face of art. Art had already been digitized with the development of certain technologies and applications like “Procreate” or “Tilt Brush” and the growing influence of artists like Jean Arno, Karol Kolodinski, Pete Harrison, Anna Zhilyaeva, David Waters, Mike Winkelmann, and Heiko Klug. What at first appeared to be only a trend is about to change art itself. The idea of “Chaosism,” a new artistic concept developed by Jean Arno and the Astrée collective and defined as “the embodiment of the complexity of life in the unity of art” could only be translated into reality through an advanced technology capable of multiplying the significant layers: digital art and the Metaverse.
What forms will the arts take in the digital universes now commonly called the Metaverse? NFTs (non-fungible token) artwork, protected by unique numbers, is now unequivocally the future of the arts. For example, suppose the punk-geek universe dominated the NFT art market in the 90s and 2000s with its video game, comics, manga heroes, heroic fantasy, and science fiction. In that case, it is now competing with artists who produce the new art of the 21st century. Such art includes satirism like Bansky’s iconic street art, with its strong criticism of capitalism and mass public manipulation at the hands of politicians and the media.
Could you tell us more about your background? My background is atypical. I was lucky enough to be raised in a family that valued love and thought in all its forms of expression: philosophical, scientific, and artistic. I was a bright student, but I was reluctant to follow the rules of a school that I found uninteresting and outdated. I loved to read and create. I considered that I had more to learn from Homer, Plotinus, Horace, and Shakespeare than I did from this school. The classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles proved me wrong. Two teachers there changed my life. They pushed me to examine my thoughts and gave me the keys to express them. From that moment on, I wrote with more regularity. Find even more info at https://www.instagram.com/poesiebyja_fanpage/.
Some books leave you with the strange impression that you’ve been awakened. Reading Jean Arno’s Trophies is an intellectual experience, as the author claims on his official website www.jeanarno.com, from which the informed reader comes out brighter. His claim would be arrogant if his verses, which sometimes touch the sublime and sometimes resemble Baudelaire’s These Dreams of Stone, were not so deep and full of optimistic faith in the power of the human spirit: “That each one can throne majestically in his own skies, as a splendid Sphinx dominates its desert! Indeed, the poetic aphorisms that Jean Arno offers require an intellectual effort, as he said himself : “the greatest truths are conquered”.