Many people don’t take the time to admire artwork. Whether it’s part of a student showcase at an elementary school or a professional piece in a museum it doesn’t matter. All art deserves to be appreciated.
Besides it’s calming beauty, art can be beneficial in many different ways. As stated by bebrainfit.com, “It can help children be better students and improve quality of life for seniors.” This website also explains how art can encourage creativity, boost self-esteem, relieve stress, and can even give one a sense of accomplishment. Many people say they love music because of how calming it is, but even music is a form of art. Even with this knowledge and despite the few art YouTubers, Tik Toks, and memes, art is dying. At least, traditional art is. Because of new technology people don’t really care to look at physical paintings right in front of them. Some teachers may argue that you really need the four core subjects- social studies, science, math, and English- but an animator can make over $100,000 a year. Still, people don’t appreciate art as much as I think they should. From abstract to realism, art usually results in relaxation. With teens so stressed from school and the suicide rate so high, they should turn to something as relaxing and therapeutic such as art. Instead, they make memes out of their pain which, even as a joke, is not healthy.
As schools incorporate less and less art into their curriculum and teens stay glued to their phones, art might truly become history if it can’t grow as fast as new technology. Apparently, its extremely important role in society isn’t a valid reason for anyone to care.
By: Alessy Madero
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