The Future of Art, The Power of Art

Art is one of the most ambiguous words in the English language. Maybe in the world, for that matter. Art is a universal concept.  Possibly one of the few concepts that requires knowledge of that particular creation’s origin. Meaning, if something was created in France, someone in Australia wouldn’t necessarily need to know French in order to understand or interpret that piece. Because what is art but interpretation?

One can make the argument that such an ambiguous word breeds such a simple concept. I believe art’s ambiguity stems from the numerous forms in which it can be created. Short history lesson: even our prehistoric ancestors created art. Whether it was symbolic forms of communication or the most basic form of sculpture, art has surrounded us for millions and billions of years.

Today our world is overflowing with art. Through dance, music, crafting and design, people have so many different ways in which to express themselves. From traditional mediums such as painting and sculpting, to modern technology including video and architecture, art continues to dominate society.

Some of us don’t sit back and reflect on how important art is to the development of civilization as well as its timeless contributions to culture. Take for instance, the Golden Gate Bridge. Originally constructed in 1933 and completed in 1937, this was an enormous production – both artfully and structurally. Designers, architects and engineers collaborated to create a lasting artwork that would eventually serve society for years to come. Further back, the Statue of Liberty served a similar purpose. Throughout history, art has connected the globe and joined together nations in advancing humanity.

Visual News takes an in depth look at the future of art and its lasting impact it will have on the world. Through various interviews involving a good mix of individuals and disciplines, The Future of Art: An Instant Documentary, creatively meshes a multitude of opinions and examples of how art will ultimately impact our world. Not only that, but it allows the viewer to explore and understand different perspectives on innovative technology that contributes to modern art.

In modern art, we can view so many different concepts on so many different ideas. This opens an entirely new realm of learning. Maya Angelou once said that she’s had people interpret her poems in their own ways. The same could be said about art, though poetry – and writing itself – are art forms. What the creator intends for his or her piece is most certainly not always what the viewer/reader/receiver perceives or understands that piece to be.

As art evolves, so will its uses, though I don’t feel that they will ever lose their value. If a certain method of art is used as a release or some form of therapy, then it will be continued to be used as such. Those methods may only increase and expand. Art in itself will only become more ambiguous, which is not a bad thing. Technology will bridge communication around the world as will art, and we will become an even closer, more connected human race. Citizens of the world, embrace art like you’ve never embraced it before.

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