Why art matters

The video “why art matters” states that art always carries messages and the way that artist expresses their feelings and their living conditions. Art is an unwritten language. The artist should be freelance and independent. art has a significant role throughout history, there is a strong connection between art and history. We saw Egyptian, Babylon, and greek ancient civilization use art to recorded and preserved their heritages on temples walls, stones, and etc. In wars and revolutions, the artist used art as a weapon to protest against their governments and authorities.the artist use art to express their personal suffering such as Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist and she was iconic symbols of the feminist movement. She drew herself on a portrait that showed her suffering as a woman. The starry night is one of the masterpieces of art, it was drawn by Vincent Van Goch. Van Gogh found his place in art and produced emotionally, visually feelings lasted a decade. In the video, they mentioned art is not only seeing the art in the museum but also on street walls. Graffiti arts are modern art followed by modern artists and They try to encourage and influence people to see art and painting everywhere.  

6 thoughts on “Why art matters

  1. Paul Fess

    Maha, very interesting comments here., especially in your focus on the perspective of the artist. How might these ideas work from the perspective of the viewer?

  2. Yue Zhang

    I totally agree with you. I like your point that art is an unwritten language. Art can’t speak but it conveys the strong emotion and power to viewers. Sometimes it is static, but we can see a story from it.

    1. Maha Amer Post author

      yes, we can see stories and if you visit MoMA museum and you will see most of paintings describe artist’s life or the era when he drew such as Picasso and Van Gogh.

  3. Tereza Koniakovska - Bors

    I also like the way you called art as an unwritten language. How you stated, that art is a significant part of history. In my opinion, art is as important as books. It can give us evidence of life in the past. The way how were people thinking, how they were dealing with specific events, what they considered as important. If art would not exist, we may not have any information about some prehistoric humans, historic events, even the progress the man already did. Yes, art matters, and I think your evaluation is very detailed and nicely put together.

  4. Ri Liu

    I agree with you that art always carries messages and the way that artist expresses their feelings and their living conditions. We can see the artist’s feelings and life experience through art, so as to influence and encourage our better life. Art is also closely related to history. We can learn and record valuable knowledge and wealth from art works

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