Why Art Matters?

Joanne Guillard
3 min readMar 19, 2021
Photo by ian dooley on Unsplash

According to the Dictionary:

Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

According to Wikipedia:

Art is a diverse range of human activities involving the creation of visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), which express the creator’s imagination, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Other activities related to the production of works of art include art criticism and the history of art.

Mimesis:

Art is the representation or replication of something beautiful or meaningful.

Expression:

Art is the expression of subjective experience and emotion.

Formalism:

Art is the arrangement of lines, colors, shapes, and other aesthetic elements.

The Power of Art

Art grabs attention/awareness, inspires us to act, and gives us a way to express what’s important to us. Stimulants creativity and it heals. Keeps us hopeful, makes us feel less lonely, rebalances us, helps us to be more appreciative. Art is a universal language.

Art expresses a person’s view of the world. Art creates the world we live in, it’s wherever you go. It’s personal to every individual. It educates, it’s understanding, creates relationships, creates dialogue, and fosters new ideas.

3 Major Forms of Art Generally Includes

Visual Arts

In visual art artists use a canvas, pen, camera or different creative objects to send a message. The elements of visual arts are line, shape and form, tone/value, texture, color, and space. Visual art forms include fine art, decorative art, and contemporary art. The main forms of visual arts include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, design, and filmmaking.

Literature Arts

The main genres of literature arts include Poetry, Play-write, Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Folktale. It shares a story and develops a theme for the audience. While it…

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Joanne Guillard

I'm a Writer/Street Photographer, sharing my knowledge about the world around me. My webstie www.joanneguillard.com