Importance of Art - Why we need art in our life

The importance of Art

A piece of art in our homes not only works as a decorative element but also represents the personality of the person who owns it. The artwork can be in the form of a home decor, art sculpture, mural or canvas painting. It is important to choose a work that suits one's aesthetic interests to create a homely and fun atmosphere. Art symbolizes great importance in people's existence both in society and in individuality that is necessary to take into account for a better quality of life.

Art is an essential manifestation of the human being who has been present since its origins. It is associated with any activity that resorts to the emotions and the intellect and responds to the inherent need to express oneself and communicate a message. This means that each artwork represents different interpretations of reality. Art exists to be made and to be admired because it awakens different feelings such as astonishment or admiration for beauty. As a synonym for creativity, art is important for the development of skills and knowledge to implement in learning and experience.

For this reason, its appreciation has multiple benefits for all people that we will discover below:


Art as therapy

Art is therapeutic. This is one of the best-known features characteristics. It can bring peace, happiness, love, or hope; ideal feelings for the construction of a home of one's own.

For those who practice the act of painting, it generates a liberating, healing, pleasant effect and enhances personal development. If we go into the history of art, Jackson Pollock was an artist of abstract expressionism who had a unique style. However, he had problems with alcoholism that he was able to overcome it through painting, according to his own statements.

Jackson Pollock abstract artwork on wall

One: Number 31, 1950 is one of the largest and most prominent examples of a Jackson Pollock Abstract Expressionist drip style painting.

Some find the art relaxation in the artistic activity and others in the enjoyment of contemplation either in a museum or in the acquisition of works.


Benefits Art bring to Children

Art has more advantages in the youngest ones since it benefits their emotional and psychological development, to understand the reality that surrounds them and stimulates their ingenuity and sensitivity. Art education has also shown that it strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

These are characteristics acquired will subsequently have a great impact on adult life. That is why it is valuable to implement it from home and to incorporate the capacity to contemplate different works.

Inspires children’s artistic and creative nature by surrounding them with works of art made by themselves or professional artist. 

Many of the motions involved in making art, such as holding a paintbrush and mixing colors, are essential to the growth of fine motor skills in young children.


Art Raises the level of consciousness

Art is also considered to allows the interpretation of a visual language, promotes reflection and understanding of abstract concepts. In this way, the art lover will be able to comprehend the value behind abstract works such as Mark Rothko or Kazimir Malévich that are characterized by the simplicity of their technique and the absence of explanations. However, these artworks can convey powerful messages or emotions through colors, lights, tonalities, and shadows.

Thanks to painting, whether it is a hand painted canvas art or printed canvas art, the sense of sight is developed, or rather, of observation since it motivates people to understand what they are seeing: art teaches us to look.


Art is a universal language

It breaks all geographical and cultural barriers. There is no age, gender or language to appreciate art. There are no rules for interpreting a work of art because it is subjective. This visual language is understandable to anyone as it appeals to the senses, emotions, and faculty of thought. If nowadays we still analyze movements from the past it is because they have never lost their importance for society. Aesthetics is also a relative concept that depends on the same elements mentioned above. Although it is bounded by certain canons of beauty over the years, so a person, who appreciates all kinds of art, also enjoys different kinds of beauty and cultures.

Art Inspires to innovate

Enjoying art is an infinite source of inspiration that helps to innovate in all aspects of life. Designer Yves Saint Laurent has created clothes inspired by the artwork The Romanian Blouse by Henri Matisse. But creativity can also be transferred to the areas of daily life; it can even help in the professional field. Frequently, companies are looking for employees who can bring new ideas to fruition and who have the ingenuity to tackle problems and provide solutions. A person with imagination is capable of increasing its productivity and quality, which is a very important added value.

Surrounding ourselves with art gives us the opportunity to expand our knowledge and think creatively.


So embrace art is our life!

In short, the appreciation of art is a beautiful way of understanding life, ourselves, and our environment. When we are constantly exposed to artistic expressions, we tend to develop our aesthetic preference, which motivates us to grow and learn more. We begin to know our concept of "beauty" and learn which the characteristics that generate us pleasure are. Thus, it allows us to know ourselves. When we appreciate a work, we identify with an artist (style or the characters he creates) who can invite us to reflect and feel the emotions and desires that we are not used to experience. This is a result of the release of dopamine, the chemical that makes us feel good. Experiencing or appreciating art is joy. 

Sensitivity in people is increasingly necessary in a world where societies are becoming more and more dehumanized and individualized. Observation, reflection, and exchange of ideas are essential factors for a better future. Unfortunately, they are artificially encouraged in different areas such as schools, homes, and workplaces.

As has been shown, art has been present since the origin of humanity, because it is part of its nature and its impulse to express itself. The first images were created out of the need to represent the hallucinations generated in typical rituals, whose scenes did not exist in earthly reality. This means that artistic expressions do not necessarily fulfill a function. They provoke empathy and make us feel different emotions. Art raises awareness and creates better societies. There are plenty of reasons to incorporate art into everyday life and support artists. It is enough to contemplate daily the works of our home to face every day differently.