Importance of Art

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Through the ages, art has played a fundamental role in life. We experience Art on a daily basis because it’s universal and therefore everywhere. Art plays a huge part in making our lives considerably rich. Imagine, just for a second, a world with no art. You may probably think "So what?" but just consider the impact that lack of graphics would have on your favorite video game, on Internet. Art gives people a way to be imaginative and express themselves. For some people, art is one of the reasons they get out of bed every morning. You could say that art is something that makes us less selfish and better-rounded human beings. From the Books we read to the houses we live in, art is constantly a part of a person’s life. Art is such a huge part of our everyday lives that we may barely even stop just a second to think about it. Look at the desk, room or building where you are, right this minute. Someone somehow designed that. That is art. Even your shoes and your clothes are art. Your mug is art. All efficient design, well done, is art. So, you could say that art is something that is both functional and hopefully pleasing to our eyes. Most of art is created for a precise reason or purpose, it brings joy to people, and without art, there’s no life. I remember when we were young we use to think that art was only drawings and paintings, and that it’s only purpose was to have a good time, but “That’s just how we thought back then. We were young” (Diaz, 2004). Art is much more than that, art contributes to society by encouraging people to be more open-minded and to see things from more than one perspective. Art have the power to provoke us, to move us and to educate us. The arts are a kind of cultural conscience. Art makes people look a bit deeper and closer at their social issues, at other people’s emotions, at the objects that they see everyday, at the nature around them and the life forms that surround them. It helps them see what is right there in front of...
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