On The Importance of Art
We all need to look at the strokes made by the 'artist’s brush' and consider the thought process and hard work that has gone after them. What visual artists see in simple lines and shapes is difficult to understand for the person who does not keep a sensitive eye to the world. The odd but simple picture taken by the photographer cannot be acknowledged by those who do not use a camera for seeing deliberately.
Life is ultimately measured in the abstract. It's meaning is often difficult to comprehend and the harder you try finding an answer, the more you'll find yourself entrapped in its web of questions, tightening with every second step you try to take towards attaining the answer. Art is one form of the imagination that creates a path for the human mind to try and solve such intriguing questions. Especially in present times without mythology, art can bring the suppressed emotions out and make them form into words or other means of communication which can easily help relieve a person affected from constraints of the unknown.
"Art is the highest form of hope" - Gerhard Richter
People collect art and appreciate it by placing it in the rooms which they use the most. This is their method of integrating their minds and souls so that they can be near the medium which attracts them the most. These works of art help them develop hopes for a better tomorrow. Moreover, this is their way of appreciating the dedicated work and gift of the artist who is behind the creation.
- Living With Pictures