Living in a world full of art
The world full of art touches all of us everyday. It is on our TVs, our radios, hanging on our walls, even glowing from our computer screen. In addition to its beauty and entertainment value, art can give us a snapshot of human civilization at any time.
Look around you, wherever you are -your room, your house, your classroom, at the mall, even on the streets. What do you see? what do you hear? Art has been a part of your world, our world, the human world since, well, at least since the Stone Age. In fact, if it weren't for art, we would know very little of human history-in any age, but especially those ages before humans began to write. You see, ever since the earliest artist sketched bison on the side of a cave, art, in each culture, has been an extension of humankind. It has served as the reflection of the opinions, culture, and historical events of the times.
Through art we can look back and see the changes in politics, social roles, clothing, theater, even parties. It's all there in black and white and red, blue, purple, and orange. It's there in paintings, statues, poems, songs, dance, and cartoons. Much that art, especially the special visual art, has been placed in museums so everyone can have a chance to see it. But not all art is in museums.
Humans have always enhanced their immediate surroundings with art in some form or another.. Now you look around again. Do you see any art? Any posters on the wall? Illustration on the book covers? Design on T-shirts?. Now open your ears. Do you hear any art> What kind(s) of music do you hear? Classical, rock, pop, fusion, traditional?. We like every other human civilization, have made art a part of our daily existence.