When I refer to “art” here, I’m referring especially to visual art, and more especially to painting since that is what I do. But I am sure it applies to other types of art.
Art can have concrete meaning the emblematic a work of art is, the more easy it is to attribute a meaning to it. Everybody knows realistic representations of things from real life–for example, paintings of trees–if looking at one, you could say, “It is a painting of trees, and trees are beautiful to look at–that is the obvious intention of this artwork; no mystery there.”
This is why artwork will appeal to a smaller audience. It’s common to want to understand what you’re currently looking at so that you may put a meaning. But even art that’s fairly simple in its subject matter, art, has a deeper and bigger meaning which goes beyond the literal.
This deeper and bigger meaning isn’t intellectual in nature. All you need in order to “get” art is to look at it and be inquisitive, motivated, influenced, impressed, inspired, or otherwise stimulated by it. All you need is to feel a connection.
When you texture nothing and take a look in a sheet of artworkis that parcel of artwork isn’t intended for you personally. When you start looking at art that is plenty of, become familiar with exactly what you prefer and what’s got the best significance for you personally.
The trick is to determine what you really love–you will understand when you find it. If you understand that a shade of red makes you happy and energized, making the decision to put something of the colour in your living room so that you see it each day will, in theory, make you a person that is happy and energized. Artwork can help lift you when your soul feels sad and heavy.
When you are feeling bogged down by apathy or lost in frustration that is painful, looking at art can bring yourself you and help you keep going. Creating a mood in your environment can enable you to create the life that you want.
But art has a plethora of applications: it is used as a tool for emotional recovery, a symbol in religious rituals, an impetus for political or social change, an expression of inquiry, a kind of amusement, evidence of identity or status, a reminder of what is important, and most commonly, a straightforward celebration of beauty.
This interpretation of the significance of art is the result of my outlook on life. I try to use my energy–physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual, towards development and transformation.