We cannot look at the destiny of humanity without asking about the meaning of the universe, which generated us and continues to nourish us. With Cosmo-Art, the Artistic I described in Sophia-Art comes to realize that it is called to create a work of art not only of its own life, but also of the life of the entire univers

Milky Way Galaxy photo credit NASAWe can get a glimpse of this goal and then attempt to reach it only if human beings begin to truly face the two major opposites that they encounter along their journey: pain and death. These are two realities that collide with our ideas of wellbeing and vitality, but if they are faced with art and wisdom, they cease to appear as elements that are anti-life and they begin to reveal themselves as part of life itself.

Seen in this light, death and pain no longer appear as two realities that are external and inimical to life, the first one something we must fight against and the second something we must endure. Instead, they are seen as two parts of life itself. Cosmo-Art considers the journey of humanity as a part of a greater whole, which is the global purpose of the universe itself.

Just like in an orchestra, where a violin is an instrument that is already complete in and of itself while it is also an element within an orchestra, human beings are both a unified whole in themselves, and an essential part of the universe. With Cosmo-Art, humanity discovers that its ability to create beauty is not only useful to its own life, but is useful to the life of the entire universe, and that such beauty cannot be produced without the cooperative action of both human beings and the universe, in collaboration.

Seen this way, human beings are not only artists of their own lives, but they are artists of the life of the universe. Together they can create a new type of beauty that is superior to all other types of existing beauty, both in terms of content and of power. Antonio Mercurio has given the name immortal secondary beauty to this type of beauty, to distinguish it from primary beauty, which is mortal.

By Emanuele Chimienti

All texts were translated from the Italian and adapted by Martha S. Bache-Wiig, Existential Personalistic Anthropologist and founder of the Center for the Development of the Person LLC in Waukesha, WI , USA.