n this modern world that prays to technology and the almighty dollar, some might ask, “What true value does art have?” My reply to them is, “Plenty”. If that were not the case, we would not see mass-produced prints and souvenirs with Van Gogh’s masterpiece “The Starry Night” perpetually evaporate from store shelves worldwide.
Creatives (artists, musicians, writers, etc.) and their work touch our souls, in ways that many people may not readily see or acknowledge.
Creativity Speaks to Us
Some artists paint simple pretty pictures; others create at the level of grand vision and spectacular works of art that the whole world embraces. Is one any more important than the other? If the little painting rendered by a child touches your heart, it is magnificent in its way as any famous masterpiece that may do the same.
This holds true of course for any creative soul, one who expresses themselves through the arts. At its very root, why is this so important? Creatives do not just show us the deeper essence of life in their work. They also remind us that we are all creative at our very core. Society and the grind tend to stifle that part of us. We can easily forget.
Creativity is about heart and soul. It feeds and inspires us to find more in ourselves. So I would argue, in this modern but ofttimes cold technological world, we need to get in touch with that part ourselves more than ever.
Inspirational quotes from Vincent Van Gogh:
“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”
“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
“Art is to console those who are broken by life.”
“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.”
“What is done in love is done well.”
“I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.”
© Susan L Hart 2021 | Friendly comments welcome | Photo courtesy Pexels