Why Do We Have Art?

Why Do We Have Art?
What is art actually for? There are many reasons why humans want to make art and why it should be considered a wellness practice. Art makes life special. This relates to our need to decorate, embellish and personalize. Art is its own dignity.

Visual arts could mean a variety of things, such as creating a pleasing design on something that we use every day or wanting to create something that is personally appealing in someone’s life.
Do you realize that human survival is linked to the arts? This is a true statement, even though many people do not realize it. Groups that make things special have more unifying ceremonies and interactions. In early history, humans who labeled themselves “artists” were more capable of surviving that those who did not like art.

What's art really 'for'? It's a question we're remarkably reluctant to ask - but should; once you know, it makes the point of art a whole lot clearer.

Video: What is Art for?

Video: Why We Teach Art In Schools

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Photographer Nancy Ann Coyne on why place, personality and public space matter.

Video: Why do we need public art? | Nancy Ann Coyne | TEDxBratislava

Why look at art? This was the question we posed to several of our colleagues at a conference for museum professionals. Special thanks to Laura Mann, Anna Velez, an anonymous professional, and David Torgersen whose voices and insights are included here.

Video: Why look at art?

*my hand died again* I spent around 20 minutes making a drawing with one continuous line (actually two because there are two markers but 'two continuous lines' just don't have the same sound to it). This definitely was one of the hardest art challenges I have ever done!

Video: This art video will have 5 million views

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Heritage & Future

Each part of each piece of art is created by Award-winning artist Bender. Creation continues passionately with new discoveries every day, with the ambition and aspiration of the history and culture of Swedish soil and roots of the name that can be traced to the 1883, - for the future.

Nothing is more powerful
than an idea whose time has come.

- Victor Hugo -