Why Do You Love Art?

Art Through the Ages....





A thought hit me when I was watching a PBS program. Don't ask which, I always black out with my own thoughts. Why do I love art? Well the world revolves around art. Yeah I know it sounds a bit egocentric, but really it’s true. You see it everywhere. You can't escape it. Media, movies, ads, etc... Many would even go as far as saying it feeds our very souls (Me included).

But let’s go back to the question. I love art because I love the impact it has on people and culture. Trace it back thousands of years to where cave men use it to communicate and record their history, or when storytellers used art to communicate to illiterate people, or when political leaders used art as an influence to their campaign.

You get the idea...

There are a number of significant ways art shapes culture. I guess I love being a part of it. I love history. I love storytelling. I love communicating to the masses.

Why do you love art? Art is a relative term that doesn't have to involve painting and drawing, but something done creatively. The dictionary describes art as “Creation of beautiful things” or “techniques and craft”.

Share your thoughts!

3 comments:

  Angel

April 22, 2009 at 4:43 PM

I totally believe in that, my parents always say, how come you are so creative? and i am creative because of them! my dad is this amazing cook, who makes each meal with such love, care, creativity, and more. When he is done, the aroma, the pots and pans, and just the pure beautiful way he arranges the plate, is Such an art form! My mom is a super creative thinker, and has always come up with projects for me, she is like an editorial creator! i love it!

im going to read about italy now. going there sometime soon! Yip. excited!

  Akane Designs

April 23, 2009 at 11:56 PM

I love art because it allows me to be expressive in other ways. It is in my life everyday and a part of who I am! I got an art degree and I teach dance... I don't know what I would do without it!

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  Dawn

April 29, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Hmmm... I can't really define it except to say, what's not to love about art? Which isn't to say I love all forms of art... I just love the freedom of expression it allows and the emotions it can evoke.

I choose to see art in everything my eyes see in a day, like you - art feeds my soul. ♥