Art is important in your life.
Art is an expression of one’s ideas and imaginations in the visual form some of which include sculpture and painting.
Art has oftentimes been used to convey a wide range of messages varying from Joy to despair, to sorrow and shame and some others.
Art has also proven to be an effective tool when it comes to stirring up deep conversations evolving around societal issues, the artist’s personal experiences or certain ideologies.
Art is a person’s way of bringing to life his imaginations and communicating his worst fears.
Art is a personality, it brings the personality of the artist to expression.
“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand” – Pablo Picasso
Have you ever really taken out time to observe the beauty of nature, the colors of the rainbow, the green grass and the deep blue sky?
Isn’t it so lovely how a particular color looks really good when combined with another?
Remember that perfect blend of Yellow and Blue?
Art redirects your attention to the beauty of the things you see every day and pay no attention to.
Even a monochromatic piece of art has the ability to make you appreciate the beauty of colors. Historical artworks are a way to remind people of specific cultural practices and in the long run make viewers appreciate the richness of our culture.
Art encourages appreciation.
“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art” – Ralph Waldo, poet
There was a time when as children, we could run around and play in the rain or sleep all day. I was reminded of this time in my life when I could sleep the whole day and have my bills paid when I came across a painting of a child sleeping peacefully on his mother’s back while the mother worked tirelessly to ensure he had all he needed.
This is what art does.
Art is quite capable of taking you down memory lane and making you appreciate the happy moments, reminisce on the mistakes you’ve made in the past.
Art is a way of carrying memories with you.
A good way to do this is to get an artwork symbolic to every country you take a trip to, you never can tell, this might just be the beginning of your own personal museum.
As earlier stated, art is a personality. It is very possible to relate completely to a particular work of art simply because it resonates and blends with your personality.
Art gives you an opportunity to see yourself from the artist’s perspective, it allows you to see yourself in things that are not you.
Some artworks relate certain behaviors together while trying to pass a message across.
If you happen to come across one of such, you might be able to explain why you act the way you do in response to a particular condition.
It perfectly explains without words, some feelings, emotions, thoughts, ideas, and fears that we have had, yet have been unable to express.
“Art is meant to disturb. Science reassures” – Georges Braque, painter
Art as a way of life has the special ability to remind you that whatever comes, you should never stop hoping.
Art at its best can bring tears of joy to the eyes of any viewer, momentarily, you cease to remember whatever it is that is troubling you or as served as a source of worry, you begin to look on the brighter side.
Some artworks pass across a message of hope, joy, strength and your ability to keep moving and making progress.
Coming across such artworks is always a subtle reminder of the saying that says, “when there is life, there is hope”.
Growth is an important aspect of any individual’s life just has it is an important function of art.
Art allows you to see clearly, the areas in which you are lacking and consciously encourages you to make corrections, improve and be the better for it.
Have you ever consider art as therapy? It works
For instance, I once came across an artwork centered on how we often see things from our own perspective, never thinking of the other people’s feelings.
It struck a chord in my heart as I thought of how that applies to almost everyone and how I as an individual have been a victim of this behavior, that work of art made me consciously start to improve on that area of myself, and I gradually began to put others first in whatever I do.
Art is a window into the areas you’re unable to see normally. This is why art is important
“Art is either plagiarism or revolution” – Paul Gauguin, painter
Balance is an important aspect of growth for any person.
Art allows you re-strategize and strikes a balance as you seek to grow and improve in certain areas of your life.
Many times, we refuse to do things because we often think more about what people will think and rather choose to go with a public opinion instead of doing what makes us happy.
I once came across a picture that addressed this shortcoming and it made me understand the place of balance when it comes to seeking advice and taking to suggestions or criticism, I understood better the concept of constructive and destructive criticism after coming across that picture.
Every hurt, anger, joy or excitement you feel and find yourself incapable of expressing through words, can find perfect expression in art.
When you get to interact with art on a daily basis, you begin to appreciate and understand a whole lot of things you probably have been unable to all this while.
Take a step to purchase an artwork today and explore the world of art therapy and be glad you did. Thank me later!