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porous something that has a lot of small holes, so liquid (for example, paint) can pass through, especially slowly a painter and decorator someone who works painting and improving the appearance of people's houses a project manager someone who works as the overall manager of a piece of work or project (which usually involves a team of workers and a budget of money and resources)

 

 

The role of art in our lives

 

Seneca once said: «All art is bur imitation of nature». I don’t agree with him. I think that art has many functions and it’s hard to overestimate the role of art in one’s life. Art has great influence on our souls, feelings, forms our moral values.

Art forms our outlook and enriches our inner world. Art influences greatly the development and of evolution of consciousness of a person and of the mankind. Art makes us think of the sense of life, how people must live, what is ideal of beauty, what is love, – the eternal questions.

Art helps us to understand people who lived hundred years ago and to learn the history of the mankind. Art creates our notion about beauty and harmony. Art helps people to understand outside world and each others. Art develops our good qualities. Art has a great educational significance. Art brings people up – makes them more humane and kind.

The language of art is universal. Everybody, in spite of age, nationality, occupation understands what is said by the painter. Art gives people a possibility to express ourselves and to become famous. But I don’t think that every painter becomes famous. Only talented, genius people like Da Vinci, Raphael and others can create great, eternal art, real masterpieces.

Art is great only if it has links with people’s lives, interests, ideals. If it hasn’t, it won’t be understood and acknowledged. Real art appeals to the heart and mind of a man, to his feelings and it proclaims life.

There are many conceptions of art, and of its role. «Painting is not made to decorate apartments. It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy», considered Picasso, stating a radical one.

And it may be it indeed, for some artists. But not for most of us. The art aimed at by Picasso isn’t the art we love most, or the art aimed at by Flaubert when he said: «Human life is a sad show, undoubtedly: ugly, heavy and complex. Art has no other end, for people of feeling, than to conjure away the burden, and bitterness».

Or when Apollinaire wrote: «Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony».

The role of art they are thinking of is very different from the one claimed by Picasso – that’s the art linked to the beautiful or dreaming.

Indeed, what we love most in art is the beautiful and the dream it may allow. The art we really love is the one which allows us to evade from our cruel world.

 

 


Date: 2015-01-02; view: 1193


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