• Why do people make Art?


    People around the world make art to…


    … seek personal enjoyment and satisfaction.
    … express personal thoughts and feelings.
    … communicate with others.
    … create a more favorable environment.
    … make others see more clearly.
    … provide us with new visual experiences.
    … record a time, place, person, or object.
    … commemorate important people or events.
    … reinforce cultural ties and traditions.
    … seek to affect social change.
    … tell stories.
    … heal the sick.
    … adorn themselves.
    … explain the unknown.
    … worship.
    … create an illusion or magic.
    … predict the future or remember the past.
    … earn a livelihood.
    … do something no one else can (or has yet done).
    … amuse themselves (or make us laugh).
    … make the ordinary extraordinary.
    … increase our global understanding.