Philosophical Questions {177} ~ What Is The Purpose Of Art?

The purpose of art I believe is to be a form of language, art is a form of expression. Its message may be symbolic or religious, historical or political. But the purpose of art is not simply to communicate a message, but more importantly, to elicit an emotional response, to ‘move’ us, in some way. Art is important in life because it is an expression of our soul. We communicate through our art and through it can express the intangible. As well, art adds beauty and meaning to our lives. Art is important to help people understand themselves better; it can make them more aware of what they feel and how they think. Art can help people accept new ideas and experience, it can help people appreciate other cultures, it can help people express themselves through art. It can help people connect with others. It can help people learn about history and culture. There are a multiplex of ways to see the concept of art and its purpose.

Feel free to share your thoughts below…

8 thoughts on “Philosophical Questions {177} ~ What Is The Purpose Of Art?”

  1. I think of Art as an extension of spirituality and symbolism, a way of creating locii between ourselves and our observers, the observer and their conception of the Sublime.

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