Shannen Findlay


Why is art important?

Why is art important?

By definition, art is the “conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects,” according to Merriam-Webster.

The truth is, many people know and understand what art is and the weight it holds in society – people will spend millions just to own an abstract production of the mind for a number of reasons. The factors behind people choosing to pursue art, whether it’s a full-time or a side hobby, are contributors as to why art is important.

As Leo Tolstoy once said: “Art is the activity by which a person, having experienced an emotion, intentionally transmits it to others.”

Art carries weight, but why? Why is there such a profound passion for it?

Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the world’s most beloved artworks and learn why millions of people hold it to such a high standard.

Do you think art is important? Do you own any special pieces of art? Let us know in the comments below.