Washington 1 Art is performed by everyone. Even to this day it‟s hard to explain the reason(s) whywe are so amused by its effects. Really we can‟t live without it. The amazing thing aboutit is that as a viewer you can have a clue of what the designer felt when the creation started.Art is unlimited with different forms and art will never go away. Since art is inherent tosociety, its benefits involve everyone. Art is everything and nothing. If you were to try and name it all, the list would neverend. It doesn‟t have to be hard to do either. “You know music, art-these are not just littledecorations to make life prettier. They‟re very deep necessities which people cannot livewithout” (Picasso). To create art the mind must focus on how to create itself. “A heldtongue creates a wise mind”. Johnston works on embodying on experience within apainting. Plain air painting (Setting up an easel and painting on location), allows Johnstonto better understand a place. He is able to physically interact with the subject and itssurroundings, such as the wind, heat, bugs, cold, etc., and integrate those elements into apainting allowing him to find the character of the subject. Trees, clouds or mountainsaren‟t the same, each has been influenced by its environment, thus making it individualand particular to the space it embodies (Mocow). Art in whatever the form it is that we seeit, has main characteristics that enhance the senses. It is expressed that it can be interpretedin various ways by different people. Any type of art essentially tells a story and is a formof communication with another human being that is direct but deeply profound. Have youever heard of a picture containing 1000 or more words? Deep in its imprints is a deeperbackground, a hidden journey now revealed.How you show it is based completely on you.It started back in the day when people drew pictures of creatures, expressed their emotion,etc. to highlight points in their life to show people instead of tell; which is easier if it‟s
Washington 2complicated for you to explain something. The goals of expressing yourself through art areto identify and build interest in a variety of art forms, while facilitating self-confidence andself-awareness through media, music, theatre, visual arts, dance, etc. (Expressing).Withoutreally noticing our abilities form the start, people have a variety of things they can do thatare all essentially and expect of art. Talking is art just from the movement and the varietyof all voices. The beauty of the shape of and the vocal whispers are like instruments thatplay a song that enhances how you see the world. People may not fully understand the bigpicture of how much will be missing if art wasn‟t valued or seen or appreciated. Art in amanual form itself helps create the world of technology we live in today and more. You‟reprobably thinking „Manual?‟ There is a natural form of it too which is self-explanatory.To get to your point of view, maybe you should think about the music you listen to. Howwould it sound without a beat or some type of vocal expression? The one thing you‟vecome to love would seem duller and not enjoyable. Try living with your world now upsidedown and uneventful. You have just discovered the true meaning of „being bored‟. Art goes back over hundreds and thousands of years. It has been a vital resource forhumans since the beginning of man (Alex). It‟s been a sign of relief and, like books, a wallof memory. Art started simply by mans‟ need to record. Prehistoric art was developed byhumans from the Stone Age periods when the first demonstrations that can be consideredart by humans appeared. Man had practiced hunting and lived in caves where cavepaintings developed. Over a transition of time man became sedentary and engaged inagriculture, with society becoming increasingly complex and religion gaining importance,the production of handicrafts commenced. Finallythe first proto-historic civilizations arise.Paintings started the art manifestand still enroll as essential to life today. As time passed,
Washington 3people started to gain interest in different materials such as metals and rocks. Art, in thefirst period of history, began with the invention of writing, founded by the greatcivilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. One of the great advances was writing,generating primarily by the need to keep records of economical and commercial nature.The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world andalso one of the most beautiful pieces of art. For such a society to create something somassive and breath taking only reveals to the world of how much we can advance. Oursociety is blurred and unevenly brought together by so little things. It‟s now appropriate tothink in terms of art as a global culture. Around the world people describe art as life changing. It has never been recorded asinstant fail- meaning having no effect in a better tomorrow or a waste of time. Manypeople have presented what art had done to them, but only one was chosen; this is the storyof how it changed her life. “Art was, more of a calling to me. I had a need to try and spread the feeling of satisfaction so I started to teach it. It could mean a lot of things but the most sufficient definition I use is anything that causes the imagination to ignite. I do believe art is created by everyone even by simply dancing or an accident without the person even noticing what they done. I wouldn‟t really separate art into different forms because to me they all are equal in value and causes the exact same emotion that leaves you in awe. When I see art created it makes me proud, especially by my students. We both can find pleasure from a project at its fullest. I don‟t really see anything
Washington 4 of bad art. As long as it‟s pleasing to my senses, which it always is, I am always happy.” (Interview)Morgan Dickens said this quote proud and without hesitant that art she believed was herbest choice in life. It could be easy or hard, but art will never be undoable. Let societynotice the real accomplishments of art in its mental form. Art enhances our lives into a better tomorrow. Used to relief stress, sometimes, itcan also create an environment of self-confidence. “If I didn‟t create, I think my shoulderswould implode form the stress of inactivity” (Alex). Art plays a large part in making ourlives infinitely rich (Esaak). Picasso is a famous artist who believed that the art you createis you mentally. All you are really doing is reforming yourself onto a landscape. “Artwashes away from the soul, the dust form everyday life” (Picasso). They may even create apiece they never thought they could get out of them. It could affect them so deeply nomatter if the image is vivid or eluded.He had said, “The hidden harmony is better than theobvious” (Picasso). These quotes explain the realistic activities that go on inside yourthoughts when you create, a way of finding yourself underneath those piles of years ofexperience. With the physical and mental outcome that goes by mostly unrecognized, imagine aworld where art never existed. It would be a world without culture, empty and uneventful.Without art the world would be a dark place with mundane surroundings. Specifically,drawing as an art form has allowed us as a society to advance in terms of creatingadvertisements, architecture, and other necessities, just like the billboards, video game/material, clothing, and maybe the your own personal information/imagination. Almosteverything around you involves some sort of art in creating it. Art has been important in
Washington 5helping us learn ever since we were children by making us better thinkers in many aspectsof school. If you come to think of it you owe your life to art just for the cause of you livingone. Numerous experts on the subject say without exposure to the arts from a young age ashumans, we would not have advanced as much as we have architecturally (Alex). Formany decades the world had been wondering whether or not life is livable, “Yes it is”, itcurled down in the corner scared of what‟s behind the door every morning, “Opportunity”,it stood in front of a bitter land not knowing how to stand it, “Create”, and fell down infront of obstacles while worn down by words, “Express yourself”. Without art, theuniverse would have no meaning.