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Earth Without Art is Eh

Art is easily one of the most controversial career choices you can pursue. In an aesthetics course we discussed how majority of people are driven to pursue careers that will produce money instead of choosing a career path based on passion. Art is a passion driven field, there are a lot of uncertainties within it so many people don’t recommend it or approve of it due to the assumption that there is no money in it. Art is extremely necessary and around us 24-7. We don’t typically recognizing it or acknowledge it but its there, products, technology, sports & entertainment, culture, ect. Art is necessary for our senses. Life would be unbearable without it. Can you imagine what our world would look like without, for example, graphic design? Everything we view in the world around us has had some artistic plan or decision, everything we see out in society was put together by someone who, designer or not, was striving to make it look appealing. As humans we strive to make life exciting and visually pleasing. We easily dismiss art as unimportant because we don’t perceive the influence it has on us, design that goes unnoticed is good design.

4 Comments

  1. jcruz12 wrote:

    I agree. Art is not only there to visually please people, but it’s also there to get us to think, identify, create, emote, and enhance everyone and everything. If art doesn’t exist, then what’s the point of living?

    Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:58 am | Permalink
  2. arahma12 wrote:

    Art is definitely something that needs to exist because something about it, maybe the look of art, is very peaceful for the human soul. It is also what makes people happy. I was telling a family member of mine this, but often, it seems that people advice you to pursue a career that makes you money, but rarely do they say ‘do something that makes you happy’.

    Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:43 pm | Permalink
  3. hnguye91 wrote:

    I can not imagine a world without art or design. Design is in everything, and is essentially derived from nature. Succulents and plants have achieved symmetry and natural design on its own. In a world without art it is nearly impossible to not have some sort of design element incorporated within it.

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:14 pm | Permalink
  4. rbuisson wrote:

    I agree completely with your thoughts on the importance of art in contemporary society. It calls to mind a particular discourse from Plato where he talks about three ways to ideally pursue “the way.” He names them as the good, the true, and the beautiful. While the good and the true are difficult to discern, he says, the beautiful is always readily apparent. Or, as Terrence McKenna once put it: “Ninety percent of the difficulty in your intellectual life would never have happened if you just had better taste.”

    Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4:28 pm | Permalink