I Believe There Is a Need For Art

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    I love to draw and paint.

    Art is the best way for me to escape reality.
    epc123 epc123
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2014

    Art can be a gift so very altruistic in its

    conception. Altruism is the gift of something with no defined and egoistic hope of return. Van Gogh was driven to paint in his mania. He yearned to understand his gift yet it consumed him, because he was always seeking to capture the essence of existence, in a face, a flower...
    Corzomec Corzomec
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2015


    Art was the first form of communication, and quite possibly the best way to see inside another human's brain.  So art is needed for communication if nothing else.
    Roscosan Roscosan
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2009

    Moon Flower

    This flower is not visible at day, or when light shines on it. It's also not visible when there is no moon that night. It's werewolves, vampires and more. You'd think duh a thing was impossible to see, but, fortunately, you're wrong. Moon flower never ever rests, it's always on...
    rainbowmarshmallow rainbowmarshmallow
    1 Response Dec 31, 2011

    I had an angsty epiphany this morning

    that 'nobody "REALLY" likes art nouveau or the styles that came after anymore' and that everything that was has just become a 'hipster way of defining oneself'. I realize someone needs to calm me down and tell me 'those self-obsessed manbuns' and 'weird sloppy handcrafted felt...
    Noodlepudding666 Noodlepudding666
    18-21, F
    Feb 6
    cathygramaticu cathygramaticu
    13-15, F
    Jun 24, 2014

    Artists are people who are able to express

    their innermost thoughts and emotions into an image or sound that metaphorically represents them.
    Mi5h Mi5h
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

    Making Art is like Making Love.

    Often messier and not usually as tasty, still both create feelings, good, bad, and ugly.
    dannyboydreaming dannyboydreaming
    26-30, M
    May 16, 2015

    Yes of course. It means we're not spending

    every minute of the day surviving and/or trying to not get eaten/killed.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst
    26-30, M
    Jul 20, 2015

    Art promoting positive body image; I hope to do

    more paintings of curvier men and women 
    ashaprill ashaprill
    36-40, F
    Feb 20

    Art is communication.

    Ideas. Feelings. History. Medicine. It lifts your psyche to new ways of conceptualising.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    Sep 21, 2014
    newlifeforme73 newlifeforme73
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    The fear in creation is there is

    either not enough time to express it or not enough people who will appreciate it....
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    Nov 17, 2015

    The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily

    life off our souls.... it may be music, sculpture, painting...anything taking our breath and making us grateful of being alive. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance, which may be different for each of us. When I...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    Art is sometimes seen a a luxury.

    It is not needed to maintain our bodies like air food and water. However, a world without art would be devoid of so much. It enriches our daily life so much in many subtle ways.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 4, 2015

    And I Detest The Fact That My School Clearly Favors Sports Over Any Type Of Art.

    I love art. I love to draw, paint, to sing, to play instruments... The list goes on. But my school doesn't really care for any of that. They love you if you play sports. The choir and band are poorly, if at all, supported and the regular art classes are filled with people who don...
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2011

    This Is Hardly A Story!

    I want to go for this ceremics workshop in a small, isolated village in the hills, in Italy and so wish I had a friend who shared my interest and we could plan to go there together. When will I learn to start enjoying things without needing others? :(
    virtualme virtualme
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 11, 2011

    I met a man. His name was Ted.

    I followed his texts like a Golden Thread. How many chops unheard, unsung, unwritten, unread? Play them now please? In a Studio for you to PLay Live Ted to Play NOW enough Said? The Stage is Set Party's in my Head don't forget we want no player instead...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart
    51-55, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    Hell yeah. Love is an art.

    (Pics from instagram and pinterest- none are mine)
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2014

    "I’m my masterpiece" We start with

    or without the materials, skills, and ideas. We work hard, let go of the flaws; sometimes having to step back and re evaluate if we should make changes. Unfinished sometimes it will look good sometimes ugly, chaotic, or not what we want it to be. every artist has their own...
    yennafur yennafur
    26-30, F
    Sep 10, 2014
    emiveritas emiveritas
    22-25, F
    Jan 6, 2015


    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    Yesterday I went to the release party

    for a local zine that publishes poetry. The topic was Love and Outrage. I initially intended to stay in my bed all day, but I decided this was something I needed to see. So I crawled out of bed, got ready, and went to the venue. All of the poetry and emotions were so raw. I...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001
    22-25, F
    Dec 11, 2015

    Crossdressed On The School Bus

    when I was in 6th grAde me and my twin sister Joy where on the bus coming home from school when we where the only two left on the bus Joy looked at me and said hey Ty wanna cange clothes with me if you do Ill let you sleep on the top bunk tonight I being the idiot I am agreed we...
    Tay346 Tay346
    18-21, M
    Nov 18, 2011

    At the walker art center.

    Best thing I saw was the white walls on the inside of the elevator.
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    I believe that even in nature we can find some

    forms of the most beautiful art ever. But art is just not about photographs or paintings, it's what inspires the artist to take these photos or draw or paint these drawings. I turn to art for so many things whether I just want to doodle, or spill my feelings out into a picture...
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    Art is a language that can be translated in

    so many different variations ❤️
    jenneruz jenneruz
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2014

    "That's what fiction is about,

    isn't it, the selective transforming of reality? The twisting of it to bring out its essence?" -Yann Martel (Life of Pi)
    FreedFromFallacy FreedFromFallacy
    22-25, F
    Dec 22, 2015

    Fabulous creation...

    finger painted..:)
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    art is love art is life lol.

    no but really if art didn't exist I would probably be drinking and be taking drugs so. YAY ART!
    DaveGamer17 DaveGamer17
    16-17, M
    Jul 9, 2015

    Without art the world would be dull place to be,

    it brightens peoples days and allows you to be creative without having to worry about what people think.
    silenceissupreme silenceissupreme
    18-21, M
    Jul 8, 2015
    horrorstories horrorstories
    22-25, F
    Sep 19, 2015

    I literally would not be alive were it not

    for music. So many nights I've lain awake trying to smother my thoughts with my headphones, crying tears whose emotions I can't always place, with my soul somewhere dark and cold and my heart wondering whether it can escape my rib cage. If I didn't have the comfort of music to...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2015
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Sep 5, 2014

    New start up animation project!

    Check out the link to see what it's about. http://www.gofundme.com/heremayappear
    nvoyack nvoyack
    22-25, M
    Jun 28, 2015

    Art is life art is the world without art there

    would be no shape or design people wouldn't know how to dress houses would know how to be shaped people need are the world needs are at is everywhere no matter where you go or how you look at something theirs art. Cooking is an art, dressing is a art, making clothes, designing...
    sakura20201 sakura20201
    18-21, F
    Sep 25, 2015

    Life Without Art Is Meaningless

    For me, I think art is a necessity no matter what form it comes in. Whether it's theatre, music, visual art, dance, writing, film, anything where emotions are expressed, I think it's something that should always be available for people to explore and enjoy. Honestly, art is a way...
    BananaBat BananaBat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2011

    I Believe There Is a Need For expression

    Whether it be through writing, music, painting, drawing or making some god-awful conceptual art piece, at least you are expressing your thoughts and emotions through something.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 22, 2009

    "Art washes away from the soul the dust of

    everyday life." -Pablo Picasso The days I make time for creating are the best days.
    khaleesi933 khaleesi933
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015

    gofundme.com/upmth97q please help I appreciate

    everyone's time and effort and from heart to heart I'll pay it forward!
    chamicus chamicus
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 16, 2015

    EARTH...without ART..

    .is just EH...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2015

     it expresses things

    that words can not describe. tells a story in a beautiful way. also great for letting your emotions out. there is a need for art and i will always be in love with it.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2015

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