Visual artists contribute a lot to society. Not everything can be expressed in words. Visual art is a wonderful way of expressing your thoughts. Visual artists use various mediums like painting, drawing, architecture, and sculpture.
Since ancient times visual artists have used art to tell a story or express their thoughts on God. The prehistoric cave drawings are full of pictures that showed the Gods people worshipped. They would also draw about their experiences like hunting or agriculture.
So, visual art was used to preserve culture. It provides a glimpse of the history and culture which couldn’t be communicated otherwise.
Through visual art, it is possible to preserve the traditions, heritage, norms, practices, and customs of the different cultures. People can know about the change in culture with the help of visual art.
Visual art can foster creativity and imagination. These are essential for societal advances and scientific innovations. The visual artists come up with new art forms and techniques that can give an idea for a discovery.
Visual artists often inspire others to solve the challenges we face in life. They motivate people to think of a problem from various perspectives. Creating or viewing artworks can reduce stress, improve mood, and lower blood pressure.
Artists can speak about social injustices with their artworks. They can bring change to society. Artist Marlena Buczek, for example, promotes human rights, and artist Delano Dunn tries to explore racial identity through their artworks.
Visual artists can influence people from all walks of life and be a catalyst for change in society. Through art, the artists express their emotions about a particular event or norm in society.
History can be interpreted using art. History painting was very popular in the 16th century and even now holds a great value. Artists can preserve history by painting and photography.
Artists thus play an important role in bringing change to society and preserving history and culture. It also inspires creativity and motivates people to think positively. So for any protest or demonstration, art is a very good medium for expressing thoughts.