Art & Culture
Different Views of Art
By Rachel Ezeadichie
Volume 1 Issue 3
December 16, 2020
Original image by Eva Grace Martinez
Art is a universal language. Everyone and anyone can do art. I draw frequently and have seen many kinds of art, but anytime I see a new piece or type of art, I still feel awed and amazed. I love seeing how other people’s art styles compare to my own.
Even though I feel this way, other people may not view their own art or art in general the same way I do. Art surrounds us, but each person views it differently. That is why I have interviewed a few of my peers to see how they view art.
I asked the interviewees three questions: 1. What do you think about art?, 2. What types of art do you like?, and 3. What do you think of your own art? (if they were artists.)
Anonymous Interviewee 1:
Question 1: “It’s an amazing way to express oneself.”
Question 2: “I like traditional and digital art.”
Question 3: “I don’t like it. I feel like I could do better.”
Anonymous Interviewee 2:
Question 1: “Well art, I believe, brings out the artist’s emotions to me, or their creativity.”
Question 2: “I enjoy both digital and traditional art!”
Question 3: “Currently, I feel my art lacks something, and I can never draw and express what I would like in my drawing anymore. I don’t enjoy drawing as I used to do.”
Anonymous Artist 3:
Question 1: “I can express my feelings in different way.”
Question 2: “I really like digital art because it looks cool/cute, but I personally would use traditional art.”
Question 3: “I would say I’m good for a twelve-year-old, but I am not a prodigy. I still have a long way to go until I get super good.”
These results show that not everyone feels the same way about art and that artist don’t always feel the same way about their own art. It’s so difficult to step outside yourself, as someone else looking at your art. Maybe you should think about how you feel about art, and maybe you’ll find that you view art way differently than the people here, and others around you.
These results show that even though art can mean different things to different people, but there are common thoughts about art. The interviewees all thought that art was important in helping the artist express themselves, but also commonly felt that they still have things to improve about their art.