Written by Alli Hames
Art is good for society, here is why.
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The best way for me to begin is by discrediting my own article. The reason for this is that there are plenty of excellent essays out there discussing this very topic, they offer scientific proof and hard statistics. I don’t. Instead I offer you my humble opinion.
Imagine a world without art. We might as well imagine a world without communication. Because that, in its purest form, is what art comes down to, communication. Art is the most varied and effective means of communication available to humanity.
I could stop there. But…
I thought I would just show you some art, and let the art communicate its own importance. Good art, like nature, should be self evident.
Artwork by Christoph Niemann. For more follow this Link to the Christoph’s site.
Paleolithic cave paintings of Altamira in Northern Spain.
“The Third of May 1808” by Spanish painter Francisco Goya.
And the for performing arts! Frederic Chopin “Nocturnes”
Video art too. Stop Motion Animated Short Film “Hi Stranger” by Kirsten Lepore.
This year we decided that it was time for another makeover, and the flooring had become the elephant in the room. Employing our, “Go big or go home” philosophy, we decided that the carpet had to go.
If you ask around the gallery who’s idea it was originally to make
the leap to laminate, you will find it a point of prickly contention. Hint: It was Matt, because he’s the boss.
Finishing a painting is not like finishing a horse race. Usually no one, including the artist, knows for sure if its finished. There are no lords and ladies in fine dress to congratulate you, no big wreaths of flowers, no gold cup. Creating a painting is a lonely pursuit right to the end.
So with all this internalizing and loneliness how does an artist know if they have truly finished a work