Importance of Art in the Society


art1Our society is made up of many different people and with different people come different ideas. It is a fact that a man cannot live in isolation, he needs society around him to live a satisfied life. Although food clothing and shelter are the basic needs of humans, the mankind is never happy with just three of them. We need something more which feeds our souls and makes our minds happy and content with thesheer beauty of it. That ’something’ can be called as the art. Art is such a vast term that it encompasses many things in its meaning. If we want to define the word art, we can say that anything which is the expression of the feelings and ideas of an artist in a visual, or audio or written form, can be called as an art. So music is an art and so is dance. Writing is an art and so is painting. Sculpting is and art and so is crafting.

Over the years, the concept of art is evolved and in the modern world, there are many waysart artists can express himself or herself. The art is different for everyone as it is a matter of interpretation of the person interacting with it. So the perception of the artist and perception of the art lover of the same object of art can be totally different.However, one thing is sure that whichever expression of creativity makes us think, feel and relate can be called as art. We can say that art came into existence when the first caveman or woman drew some drawings on the walls of caves with the help of naturally available material. Since then, the art has come a long way to emerge as it is now. Although there are many types of art in the world, we can try to looselycategorise them in three types of art.

Types of art

  • Visual Art

Visual art means all the arts which can be enjoyed by the society in it visual form. So painting and photography can be considered as the visual arts. Sculpting will also be called as a visual art and at the same time, even Architecture will also be part of visual art. This is because the architects create beauty which has practical uses.

  • Performing arts

Another category of art is called as performing arts such as dance, singing, music and theater. They are called as performing art as artists perform their art in front of the audience to express their feelings as well as creativity.

  • Interactive arts

The third category can be called as interactive arts as the artist are trying to interact with the audience or art lovers through theexpression of their creativity. Writers, filmmakers are such artists who are creating a communication with the readers and the audience.

As we can see that there are many ways in which a human being can express his or her feelings, talents or creative urges and all the forms of such expression will be termed as art. The art and the culture which has evolved over the years have made our society a society in the true sense of the word.