How Does Art Help People?
I mentioned her in one of my posts before, but in Roberto Blake’s video “5 Steps to Defining Your Personal Brand with Amy Schmittauer” Amy said “Know how you help people. ‘Cause if you don’t help people, you got nothin’".
Ouch, ‘sounds harsh.
It can be hard to figure out how something like paintings and drawings help people. I know that making them helps me tremendously, but most people don’t think of art as a pressing need.
So how does art help people?
Well, while googling “health benefits of looking at art”, I found this article from parkwestgallery.com, that said that both creating and consuming art and music results in lower levels of anxiety and depression and greater satisfaction with one’s life in both men and women. It went on to state that it was found that viewing art improves critical thinking skills.
So, to be fair, just making paintings and drawings doesn’t help anyone, except us as the artist. But by making paintings and drawings and sharing them, we can help improve people’s mental health and make them happier with their own lives. I think that’s pretty major.
And if nothing else, art helps people enjoy their space more.
If you’re a creator or consumer of the arts, what are your thoughts on what I just talked about? Please share in the comments.
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Painter of portraits and wildlife