Ethiopian veteran artists on the Seifu show. Thanks to the international travel of art, we came to Europe and America. When we look at the impact of art in all forms, it goes beyond just aesthetics and modern decor. It’s an extension of self, personal catharsis, and a pathway toward deeper understanding with other individuals, groups, and cultures. Among the first artistic objects were embellished artifacts from Middle Stone Age Africa. Small dishes were handcrafted to hold homemade paint, dating back nearly a hundred thousand years.
Most Mesopotamian arts expressed depictions of animals, women, and the human form. Now years in the future, we can observe surrealism, abstraction, expressionism, rococo, impressionism, and more. Humanity is timelined through the evolution of art itself, and its importance has remained relevant through the centuries. The global art world has transitioned from solely displaying observations of the five senses.
Today we see a surplus of interpretative emotion-driven art in all mediums, from painting to sculpture to digital graphic design. From a psychological perspective, this shows the growth of knowledge and education today. Most of us have a baseline understanding of medicine, psychology, geography, culture, and history. This has widened the bandwidth for art and how deep artists can go into their craft as they hunt for a fresh perspective and new form of expression.
For those who don’t see art’s relevance, consider broadening your perspective. Architecture, technology, medicine, and man-made evolution have all been influenced by the pillars of art. The creative and intuitive mind is driven by imagination. The ability to look at something and create space for innovation. The fact that art has survived centuries is genuinely remarkable.