Origin of Art
People of the world have always had an aspiration to create something eternal that can live for centuries. Art is the greatest heritage of the past, wealth of the present and a lighthouse in the future.
Art has a unique ability to concentrate human experience and to express it in a concise way, no matter what kind of art it is: music, literature, painting, sculpture. Speaking about art we should distinguish between contemporary and classical art. No one can define what contemporary art is: on the one hand it is simply what is created nowadays. And on the other hand the question of quality arises: is there any criterion that may be applied to ‘separate the wheat from the chaff’?
There are thousands of artistic directions today. And modern art can’t be mostly considered to be genuine art. If our ancestors had had an opportunity to glance at the future, they would have said: ‘O tempora, o mores’! Real art implies great efforts and a long period of creation. A masterpiece can’t be created within one day. Though it’s possible today. At least they say so.
O. Wilde wrote about ‘Art for art’s sake’. It’s the worst thing that may happen. Art is born as a combination of the artist’s personal experience and his desire to implement it in some material form. Even music may be considered material in a way: it has notes written on paper.
Every person has his own preferences concerning art: some people like music, others like photography, some like several kinds of art at the same time. Ask yourself a question: ‘When did I visit an exhibition last time?’ If it was long ago, then just go somewhere. And you’ll become richer. Art enriches us, makes us think and feel.
Have you ever tried your hand at art? Any person has aptitude for one or another kind of art. But it’s typical of us not to develop such abilities. People need certain circumstances to reveal their talent. Art helps you fill your life with diversity, new emotions and ideas. Art differentiates people from animals. Without Art we can merely exist and with Art we live so one of the functions of any state is to give support to art and to let talented people feel more confident.
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