The Purpose of Art

WHAT Is art?

There is no logical answer when we ponder the importance of arts. It is molded by centuries of creation and philosophical ideas and concepts. We could even go so far as to say the importance of art is borne from the very act of making art.


Simply put, the definition of the word “art” originates from the Latin ars or artem, which means “skill”, “craft”, “work of art”, among other similar descriptions.

types and genres

There are also different types and genres of art, and all have had their own evolution in terms of being classified as art.

a universal language

Art does not need to explain in words how someone feels – it only shows. Almost anyone can create something that conveys a message on a personal or public level.

self expression

Art touches the deepest aspects of being human and allows us to express these deeper aspects when words fail us.


Art helps with human development in terms of learning and understanding difficult concepts, as it accesses different parts of the human brain.


A piece of art in a room or office can either create a sense of calm and peace or a sense of movement and dynamism.


The history of humankind gives us thousands of examples that show how art has been used in the hands of people who mean well and people who do not mean well.


What art continuously shows us is that it is a constant in our lives, our cultures, and the world.  It has always been there to assist us in self-expression and telling our story in any way we want. It has also given us glimpses of other cultures along the way.