What Makes Art Beautiful?

Why do people sacrifice their special time to go to art galleries? It’s not uncommon to see a person staring at a particular piece for over 30 minutes. So, what is it that makes art beautiful for someone to be willing to spend hundreds, thousands or even millions on one single piece?

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One way or another, art will always highlight an aspect of nature. Whether its abstract, figurative, design or any other form of art, nature based art pieces speak to the inner person telling us that there is something behind the scenes that drives everything to perfection. A beautiful piece of art is one that conquers nature but also pays homage to it.

Simple

Art should speak for itself and that’s why when you go to a gallery, you just stare at different pieces and let them speak to you, and that is the true beauty of art, the ability to communicate without using any words.

One-ness

Some of the most beautiful art pieces are those where the artist used small bits of different materials in uneven portions to create visual evenness between the different pieces. Such pieces create visual oneness for the entire art piece.

Change

Transformative arts such as cave art dates back to over 500 centuries. These involved symbolic pieces such as animal paintings that were painted not because the ancestors thought they were beautiful, but because they believed the animals possessed unique powers that they hoped to absorb through the paintings.

Creating art back then was different from how it’s done today. The art of drawing and painting was a manifestation so to speak, of something so powerful whose force they wanted to absorb and control.

The beauty of art is not just visual; it’s something much deeper that changes something in you.

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