In my previous blog post, I emphasized the need for art education for adults. In this blog post, I would like to illustrate my reasoning for that.
I prefer to call the math behind art as mathemartics. For the purpose of this blog post, I am going to assume Art = Experience + Imagination. The equation simply means that to maximize the value of the left-hand side of the equation (Art), we would need to maximize the values on the right-hand side of the equation (Experience and Imagination). Even though we would need individual skill sets to make good art, experience and imagination brings out an artist's unique style and perspective.
When we were kids, our parents, teachers, and peers motivated us to pursue art. However, as we grew up, art somehow lost priority. Do you know someone who used to be so smart and intelligent during high school days but, not anymore? If your answer is yes and you are wondering why, it is likely that our hunger and courage to make meaningful art decreased as we grew up. Here, art includes anything that is creative, passionate, and personal and not just painting. My argument is making art becomes more relevant in our lives as we grow up to a matured adult. Let me illustrate using the equation mentioned earlier.
As we become adults, it is likely that we have experienced different things in life and have handled different situations. All these contributes to the variable, 'Experience' in the equation. Also, it is likely that we have solved different kinds of problems as adults, and since visualization plays a huge role in effective problem-solving, this contributes to the variable, 'Imagination' in the equation.
Therefore, odds are adults have an advantage in having maximum amount of experience and imagination, and it means that the value of art produced, as a result, should be maximum. This shows that if only adults gave as much importance to art education as they did when they were kids, there would be more brilliant artists creating a mark in the universe. The video validates my thoughts on this topic.
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