Take away colour, paintings, drawings, photos, books, poems, songs, music, plays, ballet, films, TV, sculptures, fashion, design…take away anything arty/creative. Just stop and think about that.
Now imagine your world without art…imagine a science lab.
For those who think art doesn’t matter, try that world.
As Oscar Wilde said ‘all art is useless’. It’s the use-less things in life that bring the magic not spoon or a screwdriver or maths equation. I don’t love utilitarian things.
Art is life, it is an expression of the human soul.