Art: what is it and why am I writing about it?

Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

 

That is Google’s answer. I like that it mentions that some art is created for its emotional power. I’ve seen a lot of art that is not only beautiful but also stirs something in you. I do however think art expands beyond just the visual form because if music isn’t classified as art then we are failing some of the greatest creative mind to ever live but I’ll mention this some more on a later date.

 

For now I need to answer the second question that this post’s title asks and that is why am I mentioning art here on my blog?
While I do try to keep my blog relevant to you it is first and foremost a personal blog that mostly handles what is going on in my life and my writing. Writing isn’t my only creative outlet though it is just the main one. I also like to draw and paint and play music and on occasion even do some weird skipping dance thing.
I decided to bring more art posts into my blog to really fill those Monday’s where I have nothing else to post about. (Queue fifteen minutes ago)

So let me just take a step back here.

I have always loved arts and crafts and was praised for my pottery skills in kindergarten but I use pass off art and say it’s my sister’s department. That started to change when I was thirteen and started drawing Manga figures.
Since then I’ve picked up art in school and my arty knowledge has spread across multiple mediums such as photography, acrylic paint, pastels, graphite pencil and a bunch of other visual arts.

Here’s a sample of some of my stuff. (Later on I might just record myself playing wrecking ball on the piano to add to this)

 
So this is just an introduction to the fact that I create art. I want to start writing a bit about the science behind art and other artists whose work I like. Perhaps I might even do a few tutorials. So I hope you’re excited and I look forward to writing the next art post. (Should be about once a month)

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