4 September 2019 Alexandra

More Art in My Life: Why Art?

More Art in My Life: Why Art?

Many people fail to realize how art in all of its forms is everywhere and how it can impact and influence their daily lives. Everyone needs art in their lives.

More Art in My Life

Monart is publishing a comprehensive series of articles aimed at to bringing more art into all of our lives, our homes, and our cities, with new blockchain art proposals and more including:

1.      More Art in My Life: Why Art?

2.      More Art in My Life: Art & Blockchain

3.      More Art in My Life: Blockchain Definitions

4.      More Art in My Life: Art in Our Phones

5.      More Art in My Life: Smart City, Art City

6.      More Art in My Life: Artist Promotion

7.      More Art in My Life: Art 3.0

8.      More Art in My Life: Art Festivals Influence

9.      More Art in My Life: Art Therapy

10.   More Art in My Life: Art in Our Offices

11.   More Art in My Life: Art & Society

12.   More Art in My Life: Art & Hotels

Why Art?

Exposure to art on a daily basis is important because we are surrounded by art, and without it, the human race will not be as we know it. Art is not only pieces of work in a gallery or museum, whether it’s a painting from the Renaissance or a modern sculpture, it rt is also paintings, music, or even videos that can have a huge impact on our mood and emotions.

 

Art in some form has existed as long as man has been on Earth. It is a part of our daily lives and is present in cultures across the world. It is a huge part of our culture which shapes our ideas, and vice versa, providing us with a deeper understanding of our own emotions, self-awareness, and more. Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life”.. Through art, we gain a better understanding of cultures, history, and tradition.

 

Art in the Home

Everyone has some form of art in their home: a painting, a framed photograph, a table centerpiece, even the main layout and design of a house is art. Art is not purely for our viewing pleasure as it has significant functionality as well. All is art, even decoration is a form of art. Our homes reflect our personalities through the art we choose to display; it can inspire us, make us happy, or even motivate us.

 

Art and Music

Music is a form of art. It is a universal language and its importance in our daily lives is undeniable. Sounds, songs, and music all have a positive impact . If you have something difficult to work on or are feeling tired, an energetic song will likely energize you and add enthusiasm to the situation. Similarly, when stress is high, many people find that listening calming music can eases their mind.

 

Art in Offices

There is now an increasing amount of companies using art in their offices, as corporate art is proven to increase worker productivity and boost their productivity. Workers are able to create higher quality end results.

 

Art in Any form

In the tourism industry, hospitality utilizes art to invite guests and engage them throughout their stay.

Hospital art or healing art helps patients recover faster and their family and healthcare workers to regain their composure and stay calm.

 

Why we need art in our lives?

Art is a natural part of us. Any person or child creates and express themselves through art. We need to achieve a balance within ourselves. Through art, we gain a better understanding of how the events throughout history have shaped us into what we are today.

Through art, we learn the joy felt during times of happiness and we see the pain and despair during times of suffering. We see the hopes and the dreams, or the fears and regrets of the past. Creating art relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, increases brain plasticity, and imparts other mental health benefits. And anyone can do art.

Art helps us achieve a better self awareness. Creating art allows us to slow down and experience the full range of our emotions. Increasing our self awareness through art can lead to more success both personally and professionally.

Art encourages critical thinking and better communication. Art not only helps strengthen our critical thinking skills, but improves the way we communicate our thoughts and emotions to others.

Art bridges the gap between cultures. Through art, we gain a better understanding of cultures in the past, but it also gives us insight into various cultures of present day. There are no distance or language barriers in art — it is universal. Art is a powerful tool that can improve communication and relationships between cultures.

 

Art can make a difference

Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind. It can make the world felt. And this experience may spur thinking, engagement, and even action.

Artwork like a song, a play, a poem, a novel, a painting, or a spatio-temporal experiment can generate emotions. When we are touched, we are moved; we are transported to a new place that is, nevertheless, strongly rooted in a physical experience, in our bodies. We become aware of a feeling that may not be unfamiliar to us but which we did not actively focus on before. This transformative experience is what art is constantly seeking. Art can mitigate the numbing effect created by the glut of information we are faced with today and motivate people to turn thinking into doing.
The arts and culture represent one of the few areas in our society where people can come together to share an experience even if they see the world in radically different ways. The community created by arts and culture is potentially a great source of inspiration for politicians and activists who work to transcend the polarising populism and stigmatisation of other people.

Art also encourages us to cherish intuition, uncertainty, and creativity and to constantly search for new ideas. Artists aim to break rules and find unorthodox ways of approaching contemporary issues.
By bringing us together to share and discuss, a work of art can make us more tolerant of difference and of one another. The encounter with art – and with others over art – can help us identify with one another, expand our notions of we, and show us that individual engagement in the world has actual consequences.

 

In the future, art will be invited to take part in discussions of social, political, and ecological issues even more than it is currently and artists will be included when leaders from the local to the global level consider solutions to the challenges that face us in the world today.

 

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