Take this image as an example. This photo was published by National Geographic magazine. This photo is a piece of art. However, this photo does not have the direct ability to change the world. It does, make people think about the climate change and see that it is real. They can see that something is wrong and it is time to make a change. Art cannot be the change, but it can cause the change.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Can Art Change the World?
In reaction to Jerry Salz's "Whole Ball of Wax", I found it really interesting to think of art as a cat, as they do in the paper. Cats are not as open with their affections as dogs are. They are not as ready to give up their intentions like a dog. Cats need to be interpreted. Cats need to be analyzed more in order to really see what they are all about. It is the same way with art. Art is not just what you see in front of you. It is not just paint on a canvas or a clay on a table. And even still it, sometimes, is not even what is the easy conclusion. All art has a message. Some art is a little more literal then others, but there is a message. Like the paper says, it may not have the ability to change the world, in that it can end world hunger or stop climate change, but it can show the world what those issues could mean and get people to think about the world in a different way.