The Importance of Art

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Art is a form of human expression. Art can be seen as the artist sleight of hand on his mood. Art is in various media from posters to public wall of which we call “graffiti”. Art is elusive as the use of colors shapes and the surface used adds a new dimension. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as triumph, love, happiness, sorrow and boredom in loss to mention a few. Art is beauty and creativity. During man’s evolution art has progressed over in its most primitive state up to its most modernized versions today.

History shows that art has been used as a major tool for communication. Cavemen did art on their walls using unsophisticated and blunt tools. The indigenous people of our country, the aborigines such as Albert Namatjira have also done cave paintings of their Dreamtime stories. Graffiti as far back the year 79 when Pompeii was destroyed by a volcanic eruption display that there were was a source of communication through art and a part of life. Biblical paintings recorded the life and death of Jesus Christ. Religiously symbolic art has expressed the important role pl...

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