The Importance of Art to Humanity

Art improves our well-being and keeps us connected

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Creating Art Benefits the Brain

Art is not intrinsic and it can be expressed through visual arts, performance arts (dance, music, theater, etc.), or literature. Musicians use the medium of sound for expression. Dancers express themselves through body movement. Painters use paintbrushes to convey their feelings. A writer “paints” with words.

The Rewards of Art Consumption

The benefits we can receive from art are not limited to creating. Viewing art can make you feel happier and less anxious and depressed. Spending 35 minutes or more exploring an art museum can lower cortisol, the stress hormone.

Create Art Fearlessly

Art stems from different purposes and intentions. Some art stems from bursts of energy and passion, while other art is created out of pain and in moments of weakness. As a means of self-expression, art allows people to attempt to make sense of chaos or to release inner chaos.

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