Can art help people explain how they are feeling

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Everybody's art is different some people may be about something that has happened to them in their life and they dont know how to talk to people about it so they tell the story through art. Other people art might be a picture or just splats on a piece of paper but it is still art.

On Britain's got Talent last year a lady called Kseniya Simonova told the story of what happened to princesses Diana but she didnt tell the story with words she drew the story with sand. She showed you the story with pictures rather than just telling the story in words.

Other people might use art to tell people how they are feeling if they can't find they can't find the right words to say.

Some people just think art is a drawing of a picture or splats of colour on a paper but if you look closely you might just find it's telling you a powerful message.

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  • katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
    24 Jun 2020

    You make an interesting point about people sharing their story through art fantastic_world and I have given you a star for being open-minded and thinking about different points of view. Do you think it is more effective to tell a story or share a message through art?

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  • Hammond School logo fantastic_world | Hammond Junior School F
    24 Jun 2020

    I think both are equally as important because spreading a message is good because it might encourage people to be kind for example but telling a story is also important because it could be telling people what a tough time you went through and showing people that they aren’t alone if they’ve been through something similar

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  • Preston Manor School ethical_laboratory | Preston Manor School
    26 Jun 2020

    Art, I think, can explain how people are feeling. This is because many people may feel scared to speak up for certain issues, so they use arts to show how they are feeling. They also may feel like they do not have enough words to show what they want to talk about, so they express their feelings in the art they are creating.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School | United Kingdom
    28 Jun 2020

    Thank you for once again for this interesting, though-provoking post, fantastic_world! However, this is how I think art expresses people's feelings.

    Automatically, art is a tactic of expressing your feelings, it even states it in the actual definition:

    "The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power."

    However, there are many different ways of how art non-verbally clarifies how one's emotions are currently. For example, on Britain's Got Talent, a specific performance called a "shadow act" portrays one's emotions quite well, guiding the eye beholder through a story which has a myriad of emotions. But, some art doesn't just explain how SOMEONE is feeling, it could be a segment of art that explains how everyone is feeling. For example, the artwork "The problem we all live with" is based on racism and melancholy. Though Ruby Bridges (The main point of the painting) is not the only one suffering this emotion, it is like a gesture for society. However, a painting that conveys a strong emotion is not the only things that clarify how someone is feeling. For example, someone's diary is a modern creation yet it does explain how someone is feeling about someone or something. Thus, this does show how quite simplistic things show an equivalent meaning to an entity quite more complex.

    In conclusion, I DO think that art can express how someone is feeling. Art is a diverse platter of uniqueness - It can do pretty much anything.

    Thank you for reading.


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  • Lyons Hall Primary School generous_seagull | Lyons Hall Primary School | United Kingdom
    29 Jun 2020

    Yes. I think this because if you are sad then you might draw a person that has a sad face, or draw things that you probably wouldn’t draw when you are happy. Most of the time, you draw better and positive things when you are feeling happy. If you just learnt that you are going on a holiday for example, you will be overjoyed! So when you draw something, it probably has to be something that you will like and everyone else will like, as they can see that you are happy by looking at the picture that you have drawn. If someone drew a person crying then I would guess that they are upset.

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