We could say that art is all manifestation of the human being for trying to express their ideas and values, erroneously it is related only to good taste. At the technical level, it is considered as an essential evolutionary element that is exposed through sound, plastic, linguistic resources or a mixture of them.
Artists from all walks of life have tried to portray reality according to their particular sense of beauty. The first expressions of art tried to highlight the uniqueness of feminine aesthetics, the representation of the gods, applications of magical character and evidence of the rituals of a culture. Through objects of all kinds, the first expressions of music would emerge, managing to discover that certain sounds were harmonious and that they influenced the mood of people. Eventually, we would conclude that through our senses, we can establish various neural connections that awaken in us memories related to love and fear, also called emotions.
To understand how art can lend an impact, we count on the insights and word of Peter Clossick. He is a British born figurative artist who also specializes in figural expressionism based in seeing through the body not just the mind and tells us a lot about the impact of modern art on the lives of people. Here is how he explains:
Art Heals and is Liberating
The concept of creativity has been distorted for a long time, making us believe that it is the ability to create something of good taste but, since beauty is subjective, there is no concept further from reality. In addition, imperfection itself is beautiful, as well as the inherent value of creation. And this is one of the most important lessons of art.
On a physical and psychic level, we can also find the following benefits: it neutralizes our thoughts, strengthens our immune system, prevents diseases of psychosomatic and/or emotional origin, and helps control depression and anxiety. It is a natural regulator of mood, stimulates blood flow to areas related to pleasure and desire; the creative process is a catalyst, among many others.
Inspiration is the need to externalize a feeling. It usually arises from observing or analyzing something in deep detail. These stimuli evoke all kinds of feelings and align with an internal force that allows us to surrender ourselves to creative power. Inspiration feeds the will.
What we share with those we admire is an emotional and spiritual connection, although we have never seen them. Perhaps at this moment, you find yourself inspiring someone else just by following the thread of your interests and your intuition, your creative thinking.
The effect produced from inspiration generally has internal consequences that affect the way we perceive the world or ourselves. It is pleasant. It is a feeling so intense that it can even last a lifetime and, although sometimes intermittent, it is anchored to a specific, well-defined goal. It has more to do with being than with doing or looking. It relates more to the journey than to the end itself. It has ornamental value. It is used to transform a space within you.
It helps us identify our fears and overcome them
One of the most interesting and fascinating tasks that exist is to investigate not only the work of an artist but his life as well; Beyond art, the way we live says a lot about our worldview. Through the approach with different authors we can find very interesting stories: of lack, of suffering, of existential emptiness, mental illnesses, chronic and degenerative sufferings; orphan-hood, substance abuse, physical and psychological abuse, abandonment, loss of loved ones, isolation, war, exile, censorship, persecution, rape, torture, among others.