You might be wondering why people love art. You might be one of those who can’t appreciate it, which is why you are asking the question. They don’t get why there are people who enjoy art and admire the artist who creates it.
One of the reasons why people love art is because it brings them to another realm full of new concepts, possibilities, ideologies, and ideas. They identify with the artist and realize that they are not alone in the way they interpret and perceive the artwork. They view the painting as something that symbolizes universal ideas, and yet bring up ideas that everyone knows but haven’t realized yet.
Everything in life is defined by boundaries, consequences, and rules. The decisions made daily are often the result of the constant struggle between what people desire, what they think they want, and what they should want. And this is the reason why people have different interpretations and opinions of what art is about. When a person is in a gallery, one can feel attracted to painting. One can stare at the print for hours. It feels like the painting understands a person more than anyone else.
Interpretation of Art
Each person interprets an artwork in one’s own way. The person adds one’s unique flavor to the interpretation. There is no wrong interpretation. While enjoying the painting, the person loses oneself in a world made through one’s imagination.
A great work of allows a person to forget about the worries in life, and transport oneself to a place away from the daily routine. Through paintings, people feel emotionally distanced, and at the same time physically rejuvenated. When a person looks at paintings or listens to beautiful music, the person becomes unaware of the surroundings. Instead, the person feels the message that the artist wants to convey.
Each artwork is incomplete. When people appreciate a print, it extends. Art lovers improve the painting and make it one’s own. The artist can only do as much. The artwork will only achieve its final form when the viewer enjoys it as much as the artist. It is the form in which artist has imagined it to be.
People love art because it is a celebration of human achievements. It is a declaration that the artist and art lovers make to fulfill beyond their basic needs. It is a reward for what humanity has accomplished so far.
Art has a way of captivating people because of its mysterious allure. It doesn’t give a definite definition and has no direction. People love art, and at the same time don’t really know why they love it. But one time is for sure; people appreciate art in the past, at present, and in the future.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.