Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Whole Ball of Wax

                 Art is the freedom for expression and allows for the ability to create brilliant and unique pieces that helps relate to a person's life or aim to inspire new ideas. All over the world, art is illustrated through paintings, photography, graffiti, poems, music and in so many other forms and in each of these different styles, each piece displays a different emotion, vision or feeling towards someone.  As mentioned in the article The Whole Ball of Wax, art helps people see things differently in the world and to many, an artist's work can lead to a change in the world and connect people together. Saltz says that art may not be able to fix the actual problem of global warming, or halting the spread of AIDS but artists can express their feelings through the piece of art leading to a person seeing the painting and being able to take away a new perception or new knowledge on the problems in the world today.  
                 One piece of text that stood out to me was," when we look at art, we're not only looking at it;  we're also looking into and through it, into and through the paint, pigment, canvas, or whatever to something else." This sentence is very powerful to me because it makes me realize that it is not all about understanding someone's art but it is about experiencing how the artist got his idea, how he painted his idea through his art and how the artist experienced his reason and motivation to create what they did; almost like I am jumping into the body of the painter and seeing who inspired them. Art is an inspiration to many and creates an amazing connection through emotions, feelings and the way people see different things. 

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