Importance Of Art In Today's World

We’ve all heard the statement, “This is a work of art.” This statement has been given as a response to anything that one finds creatively brilliant. Whether it be someone making a cake or someone painting an abstract painting on a canvas, everything is art.

A painting of Tarahumara girl of left side and a painting of a cake on right side both labeling as art

From cinema and theater to putting your imagination in the form of a fiction book, art knows no boundaries. While some people argue that art is not as important as science and technology, we beg to differ. Art has a significantly integral role in our society.

Why Is Art Important?

For a second, imagine a world without art. Take out all the creativity in the world and all the innovative brilliance. How do you feel? Nothing in the world is like human thinking and creativity. Art is a side product of our creativity, and without it, we will be partially nonexistent.

It's A Universal Form Of Communication

Art has no language. Everyone understands a scenic painting and what it depicts, or a sculpture of a mother feeding her child. The audience it covers is huge because no limitation binds it. There’s a very famous saying: a picture is worth a thousand words, which perfectly describes what we’re talking about.

sculpture of a mother with her child

Through art, one can communicate something so deep that otherwise would be told in a lot of words. Moreover, sometimes something is painted that, even with a million words, cannot be expressed.

It Promotes self-expression

Remember how happy we used to get during our childhood when we were given colors and asked to draw something? Some artists still feel that way; they haven’t lost their fire and have gotten really better while doing it. Even a deaf or disabled person can communicate through art.

Art Promotes Self Expression- Kids in the kindergarden making art

There have been examples of people with no arms drawing paintings by clenching the paintbrush in their teeth or their feet. This shows us the diversity of art.

It Represents Culture And Historical Documentation

Throughout the years, a lot of different types of cultures and historical shifts have occurred that have paved the way for different types of art, the most notable being the European Renaissance.

Different regions of the world depict different types of art, mainly because their culture is different and they have gone through different histories. This has a lot of impact on the mindsets people have, which largely impacts the type of art they make.

Culture And Historical art

A lot of informal historical documentation is also done through art. If we want to look at a certain time in history, we can look at the art from that period because it usually offers vivid illustrations.

Artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Michelangelo are among the most famous artists who have been impacted by various times in history and whose artwork has impacted millions, if not billions.

It Adds Beauty

Art is known to uplift environments. Imagine how boring a space would be without its various decorations. The first thing that comes to mind in order to increase the beauty of a place is its appearance and how various modifications can be done to increase its aesthetic nature.

Think of things like the wall paint color and the interior design, which also consists of adding paintings and other decorative pieces to it like sculptures. Without these, it would all look dull.

Art for interior decoration

Abstract art is something that's known to work in almost all spaces because of the wide range of emotions and depictions it can offer. The interpretation of abstract art is different for different people based on how their thinking works.

It’s A Rewarding Profession

Art regulates money. Whether it be a painter buying art supplies or equipment or an art collector buying art for their collection, a lot of money flows in a lot of directions. Drawing and making art are things that don't usually require formal education but only skill. It's a profession unlike any other.

Leonardo da Vinci's “Salvator Mundi” sold on Wednesday night for $450.3 million

One can practice it, get better at it, and go pro by selling the pieces they have made. The most expensive painting in the world, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, is valued these days at almost $1 billion, which is way too much if compared with work from other professions.

It’s Everlasting

Art never goes out of style. It always stays relevant. Paintings or artwork made centuries ago are still worth millions. If kept and stored properly, it will stay around for eternity. No matter how changing the circumstances become, art stays the same.

There's a huge level of eccentricity attached to art as well, where millionaires buy it for millions at auctions just because of its historical significance.

Old painting restoration then and now

With the advent of new technologies and restoration techniques, art has become more durable. The current era is for digital prints, also known as prints on canvas. Digital printing techniques mean that a single painting can now be copied and sold by the artist multiple times to different people, which wasn't the case before.

It’s A Way Of Education

One of the first things a kid learns is to draw. They build a special kind of association with colors, as if it were present naturally in them. Schools recognize this and use it as a learning technique because pupils pick it up fast.

Teacher education a girl through art

Teachers use this to build motor and cognitive skills, hand-eye coordination, hand stability, and creativity. It teaches all these things to kids while, at the same time, promoting them to be creative. Unlike other subjects where there’s one definitive answer, art is versatile in this sense. It's one of the best ways to educate students on the most basic things and build their interest in learning moving forward.

Art Boosts Brain Ability of Critical Thinking

Art demands active observation. Artists analyze details, colors, shapes, and compositions and piece together their intentions and interpretations. This helps to strengthen the ability to observe and analyze complex information.

On the other hand, art forces artists to make decisions about composition, color, technique, and meaning. This challenges the brain to think creatively and find solutions for tackling real-world problems.

It’s A Great Therapeutic Way To Reduce Stress, Anxiety And Depression

A lot of people indulge in making art to get away from their troubles. It soothes them and brings them to peace. Just like many other positive habits, making and collecting art is also a great way to induce dopamine in the brain.

People suffering from trauma can decrease their bad psychological effects through painting and taking part in other such activities. Another great thing in the world of art is the stress-reducing coloring book. It can work wonders for you and your mental health. It looks like this.

Reduce Stress, Anxiety And Depression through adult coloring pattern

Science vs Art

There has been a lot of debate about which is more important: art or science. One can't live and thrive without another. Science is art, and art is science. For a scientist to incorporate all the scientific laws and theories and then to be creative and make something special, art is required. They have to be imaginative while making something new. No innovation is possible without art. Only an artist could have been able to draw the basic design of an airplane and then bring it to life.

Picture of two sides of brain, science vs art

Similarly, all the blueprints that are made before practically making something are a form of art. On the other hand, art needs science. An artist uses and incorporates different types of color schemes, which aren't possible without the basic laws of colors. Leonardo da Vinci was an artist known to use art and science side by side. His paintings are mathematically brilliant, with perfect ratios, and are regarded as the best in the business.


Art is an extremely important segment of our society. It drives creativity and is important for our society for many reasons, such as the economy, innovation, growth, child development, and therapy. People deem it unimportant because of its indirect relationship with society when, in reality, it drives a lot of things in our lives.


What would life be without art?

Life without art would be deprived of beauty and creativity. There wouldn't be books, music, or films to entertain or inspire us. Life would be without color and vibrance.

What is the purpose of art?

The purpose of art is to entertain, soothe, and inspire us. It is also to provoke thoughts and make us think outside the box. It takes us away from everyday life and helps us introspect and ponder the big picture of life.

What are the different types of art?

There are many different types of art, such as fine arts (paintings and sculptures), applied arts (architecture), performance arts (music and theater), decorative art (ornaments and models), et cetera.

What are the new developments in art?

Digital art is something new. It consists of things like prints on canvas and graphic design using software like Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Prints on canvas introduce the possibility of having multiple high-quality copies of the same painting.

Who are considered the best artists in the world?

Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, and Johannes Vermeer are among the most notable artists to have ever lived.

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