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The Influence Of Art On Our World

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Art is not just a picture on a wall or in a museum, art comes in many forms. It can be a song you just heard, a video you watched, or a painting you saw in a gallery. Also, art can be just text. All forms of art grasp you in different ways and make your thoughts evolve to new distances. Art can bring you feelings you did not think you had. You can perceive the art in many ways and the creator wants it to influence you. I believe that yes, at can truly influence society and inform human behavior. While it may seem to some that pictures, songs, and videos influence you the most, it is actually true that books are the most influential and informative because they get in touch with your mind and emotions.
There are many people in this world and their are many forms of art. It is inevitable for everyone to have the same opinion on which form influences them the most, but nevertheless let me present you with some information. When you look at the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Divinci, what do you see? Most people just see a pretty picture and a famous work of art. They never really have a deeper thought of this portrait. It is just something to look at, not something that influences you. When you watch a video, you get facts and information. You might remember it for awhile , but is that something that is going to drive you to make a change? I do not believe so. Music on the other hand is quite influential to our time. The song " The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco states, " All right, already the show goes on, all night, till the morning we dream so long." This song is about how bad things will happen but the dream will live on and push onward because "The Show Goes On." Another song "Changed" by Rascal Flatts states, " I hit my knees, now I here I stand, there I was now here I am, here I am, changed." This song relates to how people can make a change for the better. Music is probably the most influential form of art behind reading text, because text broadens your horizons and creates feelings in your heart that music just cannot achieve. Even all the other forms of art cannot influence and inform you like reading text does.
Reading a book can be so influential to a person's mind. When your read someone's story and hear their own personal thoughts, you get into that person's mindset and you think about things in a way that has never came to you before. Their words get into your mind and send you this message and influence you to think of matters in different ways. In the book "Night", written by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, he states, "Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever." (Pg. 32) Right there is a very vivid statement, it draws out a deep picture that is connected to someone's spiritual being. Faith is something many of us have, and when you read that, you just formed a connection between you and this person . Also Elie states, " Never shall I forget those moments in which murdered my God and my soul and...

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