“I dream of painting, and then I paint my dream.”Vincent van Gogh
For expressions of the human experience, Art is King. No form of communication is more dynamic, or purer than artwork. Whether it’s a painting, a sculpture, a photograph, a song, or a dance, Art can touch us in ways that nothing else can.
The Unspoken Teacher
One of the most potent and invisible teachers is art. Art is something that is understood no matter what your mother tongue is.
Art is the barest expression of our emotions and feeling without using words. And it is often the authentic form of expression.
It can be so powerful because it isn’t filtered through words.
How Art Communicates Without Words
We all communicate through language, and sometimes we experience language barriers.
Art can communicate without words. We can feel emotions when we experience Art—because it’s communicating with us in a way that no other form of communication can.
We can glimpse the artist’s soul when we look at a painting or listen to a song. Without saying a word, we can see their thoughts and feelings.
And beyond just helping us to understand ourselves, Art can also inspire us to reach for our dreams. It can help us discover new passions and possibilities that we never knew existed—Art is the gateway to the soul.
So, What Can We Learn About Life From Art?
We can understand it is full of endless possibilities and potential. There are no two pieces of art alike. Even replicas of famous pieces never resemble their originators. We cannot copy the nuances in the original because each piece reflects the artist’s soul. One soul.
When we create Art, we put a part of ourselves into the world. We are sharing our innermost thoughts and feelings with others in a raw and vulnerable way.
This act of sharing is scary but also unrecompensed. It allows us to connect on a deeper level. And helps us perceive the world in different ways.
Art teaches us that there are different ways of doing things. It shows us we all have unique perspectives and experiences, making each memorable and exciting. Life is full of emotion—it’s a way to express what we feel, and we cannot put it into words.
We can learn to respect and appreciate others for their differences instead of trying to force them to conform to our narrow view of the world. Art is something that we have in abundance. It is a way for us to learn and express ourselves.
“Make your lives a masterpiece; you only get one canvas.”