Covid-19. Coronavirus. Pandemic. Self-quarantine.
The world is a little scary at the moment.
People everywhere are being asked to stop, stay home, and help keep everyone healthy.
When I am home, I do art. But with so much going on, is art even still important?
My Thoughts on Art in Times of Crisis: YouTube Video
I made a video where I discuss my answer. (Which was YES, by the way!)
Art is still important for so many reasons. (What would we do in self-quarantine without books, videos, movies, etc.!?)
Also, I talk about many examples from history when art was made despite (or even because of!) war, famine, oppression, and political or social change.
Is Art Still Important In Times of Crisis? #spoiler alert, I think soBecause we are asked to stay home during the quarantine period of the COVID-19 virus, I am doing what I usually do – painting. But it got me thinking . . . is what I am doing even important right now?
When so many people are in crisis, does art even matter?
It’s a scary thing to contemplate during a time with a ton of scary things to contemplate.
Personally, I think art matters A LOT, no matter what is going on in the world or inside your own home.
In today’s video, I give my thoughts on why I am still making art while the world is going crazy, and why I think it’s important individually (stress relieving, mental health) and socially (help us connect to others and let them know we are going through things, too).
Plus, I talk about times in history where art was created despite war, famine, poverty, disaster, and more.
Stay safe and healthy, everyone.
List of paintings in this video:
Concentration Camp Art: done by various children
The Hay Wain, John Constable 1821
The Kiss, Francesco Hayez, 1859
The Third of May, Francisco Goya, 1808-1814
The Crucifixion of St. Peter, Caravaggio, 1601
Battle of Cesme at Night, Ivan Aivazovsky, 1848
Civil War Photo
Guernica, Picasso 1937
Composition with red, yellow and blue, Piet Mondrian 1942
Pieta, Kathe Kollwitz 1937-1939
Can Fire in the Park, Beauford Delaney 1946
Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange (photo) 1936
The History of Mexico (mural), Diego Rivera 1929-1935
My videos are filmed with: iPhone 6s & Canon eos Rebel t3i
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I am a mixed media artist who creates mainly oil portraits with a mixed media background. I am learning to oil paint from a master painter who studied in Germany and worked as a professional illustrator for over 25 years. I eat and breathe art and . . . glitter is my homey.
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I’d Love to Hear From You!
As always, let me know your thoughts.
Do you agree? What is life like for you at the moment?
My work is still open, so I am not able to self-quarantine. Life hasn’t changed much for me, except that there’s less people out than normal.
Please leave me a comment with your experiences, thoughts and ideas!
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