Why do you feel that art is important?

If you don’t think it is, explain.


Art is important because it is an expression of our feelings, it is symbolic, it is a way to pass information, it is a statement, and it is exploration. It is a way to tell history without words. If art weren’t important, children wouldn’t draw, or color, or paint. Children don’t do anything they think is boring or annoying. With children, art is simple. Art is a way of exerting control over something, of making. To make something all on their own delights them.

            Adults expand beyond the making of things. Adults use art to inspire emotions: to express outrage, to make one laugh, or cry, or gaze in wonder. The best art is made because it is fun, or it gives pleasure to the artist.