Some people consider art boring.
First of all, nothing in this world is universally boring.
What fascinates one person may not get the same reaction from another.
The same is true with art.
In as much as different people like different kinds of music, people have preferences as to art mediums as well. Perhaps the reason why one lacks interest in art is that they were exposed to the kind that didn’t appeal to them so much.
And when this happens, the hasty generalization that art is boring sinks in. This leads us to the next reason why art can seem boring to some people.
The reason why some kinds of art don’t appeal to some is because they don’t know how to relate with them.This is why understanding art is the key to curing all kinds of disinterest towards them.
What makes something beautiful goes beyond color and shape?
For art, beauty knows how something can inspire you or stimulate your brain. When you know why a work of art was created or the story behind its inspiration, you make it easier for your brain to let the artwork its magic on you. Only then can art cease to be boring.
So next time you see a piece of art that doesn’t seem to catch your interest, ask yourself why this art existed, to begin with.
Who was the artist?
What was the inspiration of this work?
How did these works impact the people who saw this?
Once you know the answers to these questions, you’ll find that the artwork was not as boring as you thought it was.
Art is embraced by new mediums and technologies
When the 20th century welcomed a new generation, art took for a different turn as well. Many artists, now labelled as contemporary, have rejected traditional concepts of art and created concepts they could call their own.
The fact that technology started to rise during that era made the emergence of new mediums much easier. Artists started transitioning from being painters and sculptures that used paint and cement into digital artists and 3D artists, using imaging software and different materials to create works of art.
Now that contemporary artists are using blood, insects, dirt, and all kinds of mediums that you never thought could be used for art, it can’t be denied that times have certainly changed for the artist.
Most kinds of visual arts – from films and photographs to the museum paintings – are now being presented and circulated online. While you will still have your classic galleries in some urban scenarios, most artists find that it’s much easier for new creations to gain attention through the internet.
Online, almost all kinds of subjects are depicted in art, may it be your usual entertaining cartoons or culturally significant music and movies. Most of which are well received by the rest of the world. But what’s even more interesting is that technology has democratized art that would otherwise be subject to the whims of a museum curator.
From here, the art only gets more innovative as the years pass. New multimedia technology is making it easier to transcend space, such as when you can view an entire artwork through a 360 camera’s view.
But no matter what happens, art will always be there, continuously adjusting to the changing world, always finding ways to influence life for the better. The bottom line is art will always have a future, and a beautiful one, at that.
Learn to Love Art
Whether you like it or not, art is really changing the world.
Art is very important in society because it is an essential ingredient to empowering the hearts of people
When activists are showing images of children suffering from poverty or oppression in their campaigns, this is the art pulling the heartstrings of society’s elite and powerful to make changes. When photographers publish the photos of war-torn areas, it catches the attention of masses whose hearts reach out for those who need help. When artist creates great music and movies, it entertains people around the world.
This is art, making a difference in society.
As we speak, art continues to find ways to change and enhance the human experience. And yes, it can enhance your life as well. You may not know it, but your daily existence can be much more colourful with the presence and influence of art, and it only gets better once you allow your own creativity and imagination to take a turn for the artistic as well.
So go ahead and open yourself up to art.
It will be worth the change.