10 Things You Need to Know about Art

Art and paintings are dynamic and ever-changing.

Art takes on different dimensions depending on the artist’s state of mind, inspiration, and the message/impressions he looks to create in the minds of viewers. Art takes on different concepts, projects different thoughts and ideas, and can be very surprising indeed.

Art activities involve creating and projecting imagination to express complex and novel ideas and emotions alike. It serves different purposes and so its specific purpose which has been altering over the years has become hard to pinpoint. Self-expression through art is thrilling and beneficial to mental health and existence. The only limits to art exist within individual imagination.

  1. Art Improves Math and Reading Ability

This is one of the insidious benefits of art. There is a link between practicing and consuming art and improved math and reading ability. Art has been proven to be beneficial to getting better at mathematics and reading due to the strong correlation between learning art and high achievement in math. So learning art helps you learn algebra too, sort of.

 

  1. Roman Statues were made with Heads That could be Replaced

This is an amazing historical art fact. Roman statues were made with detachable heads so that once they got tired of one; they could simply remove it and put another head on the statue. This was certainly a quick solution incase an emperor got eliminated and replaced, then rather than building another sculpture from scratch, only the head would have to be built and replaced.

 

  1. Picasso Could draw before he could walk

This is an amazing fact about legendary historical artist Picasso. According to his mother, he could draw even before he began walking and the first word he ever pronounced was the Spanish word for pencil.

 

  1. Art Gives us Different Perspectives

Art allows a lot of self-expression and projection of thoughts and emotions. It also allows us to see things from different perspectives and encourages us to embrace and celebrate the different perspectives that exist in our world. Art encourages us to embrace diversity and is particularly beneficial for kids to learn about the world and its diversity from their early days.

 

  1. Art is a Great Avenue to have fun

Learning and practicing art is great for our mental health as we get to expend our energy and thoughts on it, providing some much-needed relief. It is also a great avenue for us to learn about ourselves, our environment, and the world we live in. It isn’t all dull work either, art is incredibly fun to practice, digest, and look at altogether. It allows you to have fun and learn at once. Create and digest at once, project emotions, and feel those same emotions at once.

 

  1. Art Improves Imagination and Critical Thinking

While learning art, students are encouraged to look at things much more closely and observe the world around them. In the process of doing just that, students will analyze and observe and examine everything around them that might be relevant to their art. This directly improves their critical thinking, as observing and analyzing are crucial parts o a critical thinking process. So, learning art allows you to better understand the world around you, and allows you to be better prepared to analyze events around you as well.

 

  1. Art Creativity can be Taught

While it is true that legendary artists like Picasso and Da Vinci were born with their innate creativity and art skills, not everyone is so lucky. Art creativity can now be deliberately taught and learnt by those that wish to create creative works but are short of ideas and inspiration. You can learn to become a more creative person through a deliberate process that is quite similar to studying math and learning to read as an infant.

 

  1. Art Teaches you to Have Multiple Perspectives

Being one-dimensional is not a very good thing though some people with certain conditions cannot help being one-dimensional. But learning, studying, practicing, and consuming art helps with this.

Art is a multi-dimensional concept that’s approached from different perspectives. Art teaches us to analyze events and concepts alike from different angles. It teaches that there isn’t always just one solution to a phenomenon or situation, and to always be on the lookout for alternate solutions rather than just looking for and settling for the obvious solution to problems.

 

  1. Interior Designing Requires skills that Art Teaches

Art has a ton of benefits to its students and consumers. Not all of these benefits are obvious though as some skills art teaches are insidious. Skills such as website building and design, interior design, and decoration of a home all require the mastery of certain skills that art students are encouraged to develop right off the bat.

Art makes graphics design, PowerPoint design, and home decoration much simpler tasks to execute. That’s not even advanced arts; the basics of art teach all these skills. Art helps you to achieve more in different activities of life.

 

  1. Art is Extremely Lucrative

This is one of the most intriguing things about art. Art pieces are very expensive, and in fact, some art pieces are priceless. The term priceless was coined in relation to historical art pieces like the Mona Lisa painting. This makes venturing into art an extremely lucrative venture for all involved in it. The reputation of the artist is something that has an effect on the price of art pieces as old works of reputable artists of old can run into six figures and sometimes more at auctions. Especially when the artist that painted the art is no longer alive, the perceived value of their works skyrockets even higher, as there’s a limited supply of the work they did while they were alive.

 

Practicing and consuming art is beneficial to your mental health and the state of a person’s wellbeing. Art has been proven as an effective means of improving a person’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It also enables us to have multiple perspectives and see things from different angles.

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