So, what is art?
Many years ago, when I was studying art, we used to have long and heated debates on the subject of ‘what is art?’ There were seminars and guest speakers – all on the same subject. We must have listened, and debated, for hundreds of hours. Now, looking down from my many years, I have my own definition.
And I know that a lot of people would disagree. At a gallery recently an artist was telling me that her paintings were done after her therapy sessions and that they represented her ‘sickness coming out’. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty gross! I really wouldn’t want anyone’s sickness hanging on my walls. So, after all those debates – and many years – I have a solution that would have appalled my professors in its simplicity – I believe that art should be whatever makes you happy.
It has been proved over and over again in academic studies that the objects, colors,and decor that we see every day has a profound effect on our well-being. In addition to academic studies, research has been commissioned by marketers to discover which colors, images, typefaces, symbols – anything visual – affects our mood. Try persuading a medical company not to use blue or green!
Here are a few slices of happiness for you: