A few days left until Valentine’s Day, why not make it special and say it with art? Love is an endless source of inspiration in the art world, over the years it has been captured in many ways. That’s because visuals according to scientists are able to express feelings better than words. Not less, the connection between an artwork and its receiver lasts longer than with other kinds of gifts. That’s because the memories that remain etched longer are those that most involve emotions.
Communicating love through art
Art is probably the most effective way of portraying and communicating love. The reasons are varied. Numerous studies have found that art is good for health by reducing tensions. We also know that it contributes to building effective relationships.
That’s because it stimulates our critical sense, the ability to ask ourselves questions and see things from a new perspective. This is why it helps to have an empathic attitude towards others.
Art is therefore a kind of medicine. The Huffington Post wrote about the essay ‘Art as therapy‘ by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong. In this, the two authors identify the properties of art.
Above all, it helps grow. Art makes us uncertain because it’s not always easily understandable but “it is when we find points of contact with what is foreign to us that we manage to grow “.
Through time and memory: Art as a gift
Art is personal
Giving the gift of art certainly requires an emotional connection with the person who is going to receive it. Surely art nowadays embraces a wide variety of styles, subjects, and media. Contemporary art, in particular, provides a richness of possibilities. That’s why getting to recognize what arouses joy in the other person is a peerless way to show affection and care.
Art is enduring
The power and the purpose of fine art are enduring. The ability of a piece to communicate a whole mix of diversified feelings lasts through time. A piece of art enters somehow in the life of its owner. It becomes a reference point, a symbol of ourselves that manifests in heightened emotional responses. Also, it increases our own ability to perceive art.
Art is unique
Art is the creative process capable of giving life to works to ideas. Each artist conveys a different purpose on canvases or sculptures. That purpose is the conceptual pillar of any artwork. By using different media and styles, each artist expresses a figurative imaginarium that is unique and different from any other piece. That’s why giving an artwork as a gift it’s the best way to celebrate the individuality of the person we are showing appreciation for. The unicity of the gift matches the unicity we recognize in the person we love.
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