Why is art important

David Tatham

Art is in the eye of the beholder.
A term often used by many people.
One person may marvel at the way an artist has managed to portray trees, fields and clouds in a ladscape.
Whilst others may like wildlife art, or the light glistening on a stormy sea.
Whatever you enjoy is usually very particular to the individual for many reasons held personally.
Art moves through different fashions.
We can see at present that minimalist art is particularly sought after and achieves some very high prices.
This goes alongside people's lifestyles, a wish to be not over fussy elegant, clean, with a lack of clutter.
I am sure you are well aware of artists such as Damien Hirst and Banksy.
Their work has catapulted into forefront of modern British work,m partly by excellent marketing, but more so by the demand of the public.
They have captured the imagination of the people at the right time and place.
Maybe it is the need to discover something new, and leave behind the world that has been around whilst growing up.
One thing is for sure, fashions change.
and they usually go around in circles.
What is unfashionable at one particular time, suddenly becomes the world's 'must have'!"
Clothing fashions are even more susceptible to this change.
So before you ditch that old Victorian watercolour that really doesn't suit in your new contemporary apartment.
Think again, and maybe put it to one side!

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