The definition of art remains illusory. Art is freedom in every sense
For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to express, and for Salvador Dali, a way to give a structure to the inner feelings and dreams. For the common man, art is entertainment - theater, music, pop culture, movies - all that we use to amplify our emoting organs, for a right purpose - to make us happy. No wrongness in this view, though art is deeper and powerful
Art is uniquely positioned to move people—inspiring us, inciting new questions and promote a cultural change. It is an aesthetic expression and a spiritual journey to know thyself. Many theories that are difficult to comprehend - love, death, compassion, faith, envy - can be adequately explained through art. The power of art doesn't lie in its outcome, rather in its ways.
Now, the important question - Do you love art?
For many, art is boring. Do you wonder nothing in this world is universally exciting? What fascinates you may not be exciting to many others. The same is true with art
The best way to love art is to understand it, try to relate the reasons why the artist made it. This awareness is important to enjoy the beauty and intent of the art.
What makes something beautiful goes beyond color aesthetics and shape?
“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art” – Ralph Waldo
The creation of beauty is art. Art becomes more characteristic, relevant and harmonious at a moment when you are ready to embrace the story of art
Who was the artist?
Why was this art made?
What was the inspiration for this work?
Did this art impact the world?
What is the story on the canvas?
The moment you arrive answers for these questions, you will find the deeper meaning and purposes of art. Your curiosity will lead your journey to start loving art
This moment of realization is the sweet moment.
You'll love art.
The true meaning of art lies the underlying emotion, considering we carry a plethora of sentiments for every human, nature, and object around. This why many consider art as a therapy and the psychological functions of art are magnificent. The awareness of these emotions subtly evokes the thinking in you and heightens the experience of understanding the art outside the canvas
So, shed your disinterest. Whether or not we are aware of it, art influences your life in diverse ways.
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