Friday, December 01, 2006

Art: The Importance of it

Art is the strated expression of the human soul. When a person picks up an instrument, paint brush, pen, camera, dance shoes, or any other tool that they feel will help them express what is in their heart, they are preparing to give platform to an emotion, an idea, a dream or a story. Without art we would not be moved to understand. We would not be lifted to comprehend. We would not have a window to another person's world that would help us identify with them or propel us to gain knowledge of ourselves.Art presents history. It records details and generalities that give us information. It can give us the breadth, width, and height of a person's experience. We can briefly taste what has gone on before us and allow it to move us to a better future.Art can present beauty or brutality, simplicity or confusion.Art can move us to think beyond our own world. The psalmist wrote, "When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established. What is man that you are mindful of him..." Art is the exclamation point on the human experience. Without art we would be mute.

1 comment:

Ruchira Sen said...