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Artworks usher the audience onto the ladder of love, mind and soul

Updated: 2024-04-02 14:31 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Plato's Ladder, at Soul Art, creates a passage of love to usher people into the different dimensions of love and beauty. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

In his text Symposium, ancient Greek philosopher Plato proposed "ladder of love" as a metaphor of the ascent to propel one's attraction to and desire of physical beauty, then beautiful mind and soul, the extensiveness of knowledge and ultimately, the form of beauty itself.

Art is itself an expression of love and desire, and meanwhile, it transfers people's attention to pursuing ideals, truth and kindness, says art critic and curator Tutu Zhu.

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