“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” So goes a popular saying, for every individual on this earth has his or her own understanding of what is ideal, what is immeasurable art, and what one wants be it an exterior painting seattle. What you deem to be meaningful art, I may not, but as educators of our kids, it is important to expose our kids to conventional art and Amazing Artists.
Why You Should Study Art and Great Artists:
1. It meets a human necessity to have fun with God and beauty. God is the Creator and writer of creativity and excellence. Is not God an artisan? As we study his work(a form of art we call science), we understand about God and thus glorify Him as Author.
2. The more one comprehends something, the more one relishes it. I first heard this concept in my 11th grade humanities class where we analyzed art amongst other stuff. It was my initial exposure to thinking art, and I can’t say I was too fascinated with Cezanne’s arts of still life.
3. Art represents a story and is a method of communication. We are attracted to stories. We become interested about the subjects of arts or why there is an enormous figure of parts of farm equipment in the park.
4. It shows detailed and intellectual thought. Some art is very practical while other art shows responses of a view (think Impressionism and Monet’s artwork of the Houses of Parliament in London in the cloud) or multiple aspects of similar object at the same time (consider Surrealism and Picasso’s prospect of a woman from several angles).
9. It supports emotional well-being. Taking time to consider art and music or visit museums and attend concerts means one is involved with life and the world around. Two contemporary studies show that being engaged and passionate about the arts conserves a feeling of purpose in life and hence emotional well-being for adults.