Defending the Arts

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Defending the Arts Tiffany O’Connell ARTS/100

Defending the Arts
Art refers to the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination typically in a visual form such as painting and producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. They are various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance.
The elements of the composition of the art are used to arrange or organize the components in a way that is pleasing to the artist and, hopefully, the viewer. It helps give structure to the layout and the way the subject is presented. It also encourages or leads the viewer's eye to wander around the whole painting, taking in
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Varies cultural practices and way of life can be preserved through painting. Different paints covey different meaning to different people. Painting can be used to transfer information from one generation to the next hen help to preserve the indigenous practices. Painting has the benefits such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity (Grieve 2010).
The arts promote the understanding and sharing of culture as people move from one part of country to another watching the paintings of different people. This enhance the interaction of people hence encourage cultural exchange. It also help to promote social skills that enhance social interaction. In this regard it may create opportunity for people to express themselves in terms of arts and further enhances a sense of innovation hence a better society. Fine arts enhance perceptual and cognitive skills. According to Kohl painting is a way of encouraging the process of invention and the experience of thinking and making thing much better for the society.
In conclusion, painting provides opportunities for self-expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality. It makes it possible for us to use personal strengths in meaningful ways and to bridge into understanding some difficult abstractions. Through these strengths, it may improve s ones academic achievement by


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