Art is something that has been around since the beginning of humanity and something that allows us to identify as being human. Throughout time art has always been there, teaching us about the world around us and how to relate to others. From a young age, we are taught that art is a form of creative expression and that in order to fully understand what it means to be alive, we must embrace it.
In school, art is not taught at as high a priority as many other subjects, but there are people that believe it is just as important as those other subjects. Able to teach motor skills and give people a perspective on history, art is more than just about creating something beautiful, it is about understanding what makes us who we are.
So much more than entertainment
Art offers such a wide variety of skills that it is hard to imagine that anyone would want to remove it from schools. It is the best way to help children develop skills other than intellectual ones, while also teaching them culture and interpersonal interaction. If it weren’t for art, culture would not be nearly what it is today, and entertainment would not be either.
The next time you look at a piece of art, think about what it took for us to get to this point. How throughout the years, we have continued to create and hold art in a higher regard than many other things. After all, art is what makes us human.