What Adults Don’t Know About Art
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You might not know it, but you have probably been interested in art for a long time
Probably no one told you these were art
There might have been lots of different pictures on the walls that you couldn’t make much sense of
Why is it important?
Why is art important?
Why might some works of art be important to you?
Think about your ideal bedroom
But in an important way your ideal room and the gallery are the same
Why is art important — to you?
A work of art is important to you if you’d like to have it in your ideal room
An art gallery is important to you because it contains suggestions about what you might like to have in your room
You just need to find the few things that are most meaningful to you
Works of art are tools
Your mind is like a big messy cupboard
Art is a tool for remembering. Here’s a story about how art began
A picture helps you to remember
It’s a picture of what a feeling feels like
Art can also be used to remember an idea
Your room — your gallery — is a kind of remembering machine, just for you
Art can help you to appreciate people and things
We can use art as a tool to help our brains find ways of making things more exciting
The important thing is that we have to look carefully at the thing we are drawing
Art can help us love people
Looking at art can help us understand people better (even when that feels hard)
When we think about someone over their whole life it’s easier to feel love towards them
Art helps us see what’s nice about people
The artist is asking us to look as carefully as they looked
Sometimes it can be helpful to look at art when people aren’t being so nice
Art can help you with the ups and downs of the people in your life
Remember to appreciate your friendships, and love your friends as best you can
A useful thing art can do is teach us to look in unexpected places for what we might like
Art is a tool for storing hopeful feelings and giving them back when we’re feeling low
Art can bottle happiness
Happiness is still there, in the picture
The desire to be cheerful comes from knowledge of life’s difficulties
Art is a tool for helping us cope with sadness
Art is like a teddy bear
Art can be a tool to understand sadness — and also to recognise companionship
You won’t have to face the tricky parts of every day alone, because these works of art are with you, by your side. Balance
What kind of art do you think was popular during the Industrial Revolution?
Art is a tool for balance
People like very different things
People like different things, because different things are missing in each person’s life
What do you like looking at?
Art can seem very different to the kinds of things you normally enjoy looking at
Making sense of money
A lot of art is impressed by things that don’t cost very much and pays those things a lot of attention
Art is advertising for what we really need
What’s going on inside our heads, rather than what we buy, makes the biggest difference for our happiness
The picture is reminding us about a big idea: inequality
What do you want to take home with you from the gallery?
Are you being ‘materialistic’?
Material things can help us with love and being nice and with friendship and kindness
Art is a tool for reminding us about soul-stuff
What things would be in your ideal room?
Forks can be art too
Art is an object that sends you an important, helpful message about your life
Art is important to you because it helps you
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You and Art
The Big Question No One Answers
Or you could make a list of the people who have had the greatest influence in the development of fridges and freezers:
Usually your school and parents are not trying to get you interested in fridge and freezer people. Of course, it’s really great that these people helped us keep our vegetables fresh, but we don’t need to spend a lot of time finding out about them. You could be completely fine if you never heard another word about them in your life.