Art And Society: Where We Stand
There is plenty of beauty in the world. All around us, we witness some of the most striking expressions, objects, events, and processes. But beauty is not for the sake of being beautiful. There is a deeper meaning to all we see and experience. Art is, therefore, a vehicle for driving that message home. Art gives us the chance to look at the world and our experiences through the window of unique media forms. There is so many paintings, models, photographs, sculptress, and other media give us in terms of space to be creative and express ourselves. We can relieve stress, build new feelings, and emotions through art.
Art is also a record of society through time. It reflects society and culture, where it captures moments in history while showing us new ways of thinking and doing things. Art, therefore, manages to tell us what happened in the past and what is happening now, while giving us ideas of what will happen in the future. It does so as it tells us which direction to take.
Artists take their time to portray events at any point in time in a certain manner. We, as the audience, choose to interpret that expression in a certain manner, therefore understanding that event in specific terms. An artist can, for example, depict a war scene in a manner that induces thoughts of pain, hunger, and death, without making the audience go through those stages in reality. The realness of such a depiction serves as both a recollection of what effect previous wars had and also a warning of what we could face should we decide to ever go down that road. If there was no art and most records of war were lost, humanity would soon forget what consequences their actions can bring, and so easily engage in such acts without a second thought.
Art possesses so much power. The power of art is seen in how it can inspire reflection, make room for dialogue, give us new ideas, and make people have empathy. We can learn new ways of living while we discover more about our capabilities. There will be improvements and innovations society enjoys as a result. We manage to create and nurture new ideas through art. There is the cyclical effect in such an environment, where artists have more material to work with, thus creating new and inspiring art to better society.
Art and society exist in a loop where one influences and transforms the other. The mutually beneficial relationship has been in play since time immemorial and will continue into the future.
You can learn more, get inspired, and enjoy and wonder at the art displayed on this site. You will have a chance to see a new perspective on the events that touch our lives, as well as grow your appreciation of all that is around you. Once we learn to appreciate art, life grows a new dimension and perspective, and our understanding of things and events improve for the better.