[Year in Review 2021] Creativity, meaning, impact – 25 inspiring quotes on the beauty and power of art
Drawn from our comprehensive coverage of the creative ecosystem in 2021, we present 25 uplifting quotes from the artistic community.
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Artists, curators, and gallerists share with us their insights on the importance and impact of art (see last year’s compilation of art quotes here).
The quotes and photos in this compilation are drawn from articles in our weekend PhotoSparks section on art and design, as well as other articles from HerStory, SocialStory, and YourStory Weekender. See also our compilations of quotes on the occasion of World Art Day, World Heritage Day, and World Photography Day.
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YourStory wishes the artistic community a Happy New Year ahead, with much success, fulfilment, and impact!
Art and creativity
Creativity is for everyone. If you stop creating, you stop evolving. - Archana Patil, Chitra Santhe
Creativity, in any form of art, and the mysterious power of colours can lead us to our deeper self. - Urvashi Thakkar, Chitra Santhe
It is a dream for any artist to mould their creativity in different ways. - Pallavi Ishpuniyani
Once one is connected with art, the connection will last a lifetime. - Nazima VK, Chitra Santhe
People live their lives only to fulfill the rituals of life. Meanwhile, the essence of life itself is never explored or realised at all. - M Ihsan, MayinArt
The more time we spend in pursuits that give us meaning, the more joyful we are, and that joy translates to all aspects of life. - Devika Vinodh, Chitra Santhe
Meaning of art
Art is a divine process, almost like meditation. It is like the importance of breath for life. - Kishan Kappari, Chitra Santhe
Art is not just something mystical and mysterious from an artist, but a reflection of phenomena in daily human life. It can be a reflection of the soul, but also of the anxiety that occurs in everyday life. - Meuz Prast, MayinArt
Art is beauty that adorns our life. - Vimla Ramsahaye, Chitra Santhe
Art is an imitation of life – one can be interconnected and yet can stay individualist. - Ruchika KC, Mayinart
Art, design, and culture are aspects that permeate everything around us. Not only are they aesthetically linked to one another, but they are also synergistic and co-dependent. - Sanjana Shah, Tao Art Gallery
We should educate people that art is not just some ‘time pass’ but a talent too. It should not be seen as an activity for someone who has nothing to do in life. - Pooja Jain, Chitra Santhe
Art is not two-minute Maggi noodle soup. - John Devaraj, Chitra Santhe
Art can be for entertainment or for serious indulgence of the soul. It has a lot of contradictions and no single definition. - Sharmila Aravind, Chitra Santhe
The magic of art cannot be explained or expressed, only experienced. - Neha Bajaj, Dabble
Discover your heART from within and live with your heART. - Thomas Kallarackal, Chitra Santhe
Every object and being around you is art. Every action and reaction is a design, and the functionality and simplicity of life stem from artistry. - Ishana Girish, Chitra Santhe
Art is a real stress reliever if you fall in love with this beautiful world of colour and canvas. - Barnali Ray, Soulful Strokes
Art opens up a sacred portal where we are connected to physical, mental and spiritual realms all at once. - Romicon Revola, MayinArt
Art makes you a better person. It opens up your mind, and makes you more empathetic towards society. - Shalu Juneja, Uno Lona Academy
Art creates positive energy, uplifts the space where it is displayed, and often becomes the highlight of your house. - Avik Bandyopadhyay, MayinArt
Art brings comfort and happiness in life; it gives meaning to life. - Bhapinlal DK
Art is meditation, it is a self-realisation like visual diary writing, and an interaction between artist and society. - Kushal Kumar NS, Chitra Santhe
Feel happy and proud to be an artist. It has the power to give you the joy and satisfaction which is most precious in life. - Jagdish Mohanty, Chitra Santhe
All art need not be pretty but it certainly should draw a reaction from the onlooker. It must tell a story. - Kanchan Rathna, Chitra Santhe
Art is not just wall decor. Art has the power to change the world. - Priyanka Murthy, Chitra Santhe
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Edited by Megha Reddy