There are so many different kinds of art, and they have an effect on us unlike anything else can. Sometimes you hear a song or see a painting that can bring tears to your eyes or make you smile. This is the day to get inspired by amazing art in your community. Celebrate by visiting a museum or art gallery in your area. You can also attend a play or concert to support performing artists. It doesn't matter what kind of art you love, as long as you get out there and appreciate it!
Art is a versatile form of communication that is constantly in flux, changing with the times and cultures. On Jan. 31, we celebrate Inspire Your Heart With Art Day (IYHWAD) in honor of the art that has profoundly affected our lives. Today is about saluting the incredible pieces of creative expression that surround, penetrate, and bind our worlds together.
History of Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
The origins of Inspire Your Heart With Art Day are unknown. We can only surmise why anyone would create such a holiday in the first place. Art is a simple word, but one that carries a diverse degree of meaning. Art encircles us at every turn. Take a stroll through any downtown area and you’ll see street performers, graffiti walls, towering skyscrapers, vendors, theatre adverts, giant movie billboards, mom-and-pop bookstores, museums, etc. We do not seem capable of living without art. Even something as simple as rearranging your home furniture can carry an artistic flourish. Inspire Your Heart With Art Day is a gentle reminder to take stock of the art most dear to you and give it your complete and undivided attention.
Types of Art
As we said, art has many definitions. Let’s explore some of these different art forms and their utilization.
Drawing - the representation of a form through the use of pen, pencil, etc. that represent the characters, emotions, ideas, and abstract feelings: sketches, comics, concept art, etc.
Photography - the capturing of images, whether it be on film or digitally, the photographer makes specific choices in lighting and framework to produce specific visions
Sculpture - three-dimensional forms that use clay, stone, or wood to depict an artistic expression
Painting - the use of oil and water colors, charcoal, and pastels on canvas or paper to create portrait images. Types of paintings range from abstract to landscapes to pop art visages.
Film - the combination of visual and auditory components to create a narrative, emotion connection, and entertainment
Theatre - live storytelling productions
Music - classical, jazz, soul, rock and roll, country, gospel, rap: each a version of the rhythmic sound created by vocals and musical instruments.
Dance - the motion of our body in tune with musical melodies. Types of dance include salsa, ballet, hip hop, tap, tango, and ballroom.
These art forms are a bit different in that they have practical application and functionality. They include
How to Observe Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
You don’t have to be an artist to appreciate art. Here are some of the things you can do to Inspire Your Heart With Art:
Read. Start a new book, reread an old favorite, or go back to the one that’s been sitting on your shelf unfinished.
Dance. Take a class or shake it off at home with online video instructionals.
Listen to music. Explore new artists or genres and get out of your comfort zone. Revisit classics and beloved tunes that soothe and excite you.
Have a movie night with friends.
Check out an art gallery and support local artists.
Embrace your art love today. Stand atop the highest of rooftops and shout out to the heavens so all may hear your adorations. Share your art, care for it, cherish its power and potential.