Art is about having the freedom to express yourself. Without art many people will be stuck with built up emotions slowly eating them from the inside out. Art creates something interesting for the beholder to see. Whenever anyone looks at art they never see the same picture. But that's the beauty of art, what you see will be nothing like what the next person sees. For example recently I was speaking to one of my teachers about a piece of work by Pascal Campion. What I saw was tranquillity where a women was taking a break from her work and taking time to listen to raindrops on the window and drink a cup of tea. Whereas what my teacher saw was a depressing picture where a women looked lonely and in need of a friend.
Art is a subject that gives students the ability to express themselves, very closely linked to English. Yet different as it is a non-academic approach to having the freedom to express your own views despite what others think. Because in all honesty if we all had the same opinions, life would be very boring as everyone would be the same. But society is affecting the way more and more people think about art. The reason I have brought this up is because a while back the government were talking about banning art as a subject as it seemed unnecessary on the academic spectrum. However my opinion on this is slightly different. I believe that everyone should experience art as a subject and it is their choice whether they want to pursuit the career path in the future. We should let students express themselves and be able to decide their own future. I once knew a little girl who had never had a colouring book or even colouring pencils, which meant she didn't understand how fun or relaxing it could be to create something beautiful as she wasn't fortunate enough to have the chance, whereas by having art as a subject is gives those less fortunate the chance to experience art.
In art no one is wrong, there is no such thing as right or wrong when it comes to art. Your art work shouldn't look exactly like another persons. Your artwork should represent you. Whether that's art as in painting, music or even media. Art is about expressing who you are and not you pretending to be some one else. Art is probably one of the rare things we have that people can not fail at because as long as your artwork expresses who you are, there is nothing wrong with that.
What's your opinion on art? Leave your opinions in the comments and I will reply as soon as possible.