Art in Society

Art in Society

Destynee Haskins

Art is an important part in modern cultures and society. Everything you see around you involves art. The fashion, ads for businesses, even architecture involves art. You may have heard the saying “The earth without art is just eh” this is a quote from Demetri Martin, what this means is that the earth would be bland, there would be no creativity, no imagination. Everything would be the same, nothing would be unique. The definition of art is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” 

Art can be anything that is used to express one’s creativity. There are many ways to do so, the most common being fashion. Everyone you look at has their own individual style, and they express that through their clothes, this is a form of art. Not all art is made to be admired in a museum, most of the time it is made to please the creator and no one else. In cultures as well, art is an important part of everyone’s daily life, can you imagine going down the street and your clothes match everyone else’s? Everyone is wearing the same red shirt with the same black pants, all day everyday. Art is very different, there are so many categories that fit under the definition of art, stories, dances, and even music is art. We as human beings are art ourselves, our unique looks, personalities, the ways we express ourselves. The world needs art whether you think so or not.