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Artists discuss: what they want the viewers to take away from their work

Art is a universal language that speaks directly to our hearts, transcending the need for words. Artists have a remarkable gift – the ability to turn their imagination into tangible creations. They use this ability to tell stories, evoke emotions, and shed light on important social and cultural issues. 

They paint, sculpt, and craft that not only beautify our world but also spark meaningful conversations. Throughout history, artists have used their talents to highlight various causes, from societal change to environmental awareness.

At Arts to Hearts Projects, we encourage our fellow artists to connect on Instagram by asking them questions every week. It’s a way for artists to chat and help each other out. We also use the answers we get to give advice to the artist’s who need it.

This week, we asked our followers what they want people to feel when they look at their art.

Artists express themselves and tell stories with their creations. They put a lot of feelings into their work, hoping to make viewers feel something or think about something or just enjoy the beauty.

Our weekly questions help artists connect and share their thoughts. It also lets us see what artists believe about their art and how it affects people. Art can make people think and feel in special ways.

Keep reading to find out more about the interesting answers we got. We’ll explore why artists create and what they want they want their viewers to take away from their art.

To give a message 

Many people use art to send messages and express their feelings. It’s like having a special way to talk about emotions and ideas without using words.

For some artists, their artwork is like a story told with colors, shapes, and lines. Each painting on the canvas shares a message or tells a tale. It’s their way of speaking when words aren’t enough.

There are artists painting a lush, green forest. To them, it might not just be about trees and leaves. It could be a way to say that nature is important, or a call to protect our environment, or a reflection of their love for the outdoors.

Others use art to show feelings they can’t explain in sentences. It could be the happiness of a fresh start, the sadness of a loss, or the excitement of discovering something new. These emotions come out on the canvas, like a diary of what’s going on inside them.

To express their emotions and feelings

Let’s take an example of Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece, “Starry Night.” In this painting, you see a swirling night sky filled with bright stars and a sleepy village below. Van Gogh created this work while he was in a mental hospital, and it’s more than just a beautiful scene.

“Starry Night” is like a message from van Gogh’s heart. The swirling sky might represent the turmoil he felt inside, and the stars could symbolize hope in the midst of darkness. The village with its peaceful buildings might be his yearning for a sense of belonging and tranquility.

Most artists, like van Gogh, want to share their emotions and the things that inspire them when they create their art. 

It’s like they’re saying, “Look at the world through my eyes, feel what I feel.” They hope that when you see their work, you’ll connect with their emotions and find your own meaning in it.

Artists use their creativity to give life to their thoughts and feelings. Whether it’s the joy of a sunny day, the sadness of a lost love, or the awe of nature’s beauty, they turn these emotions into something you can see and feel through their art.

To highlight a cause

Many artists choose a subject that’s really important, something that we all need to pay attention to, and they express it through their art. This way, they connect with people on an issue that’s urgent and can’t be ignored.

When you visit an exhibition and see their beautiful art, it’s not just about enjoying the colors and shapes. It’s about starting a conversation. Their art acts like a spotlight on the issue, making you think and feel what’s going on in the world.

Bring joy and a smile on the viewer’s face

Some artists simply aim to bring joy and smiles to people’s faces when they gaze upon their art. It’s like a gift they’re offering to brighten your day.

Imagine a painting filled with vibrant colors, playful shapes, and whimsical characters. When you look at it, you can’t help but smile. This kind of art isn’t trying to tell a deep story or convey a profound message; it’s all about spreading happiness.

These artists create with the hope that their work will make you pause, take a moment, and appreciate the beauty in the world. It’s a bit like a cheerful surprise waiting for you on a gray day.

While some artists use their work to share their innermost thoughts and feelings, others focus on making you feel good in the here and now. They want you to stare at their art and let it bring a little sunshine into your life.

In our community, we’ve seen how powerful art can be in speaking to people’s hearts and minds. Artists have a special talent for sharing what matters to them through their art without needing words. They create a bond with the audience that goes beyond letters and text.

As we conclude, let’s remember the magic of art. It’s a way to connect, share, and make a difference. So, keep an eye out for the incredible art in your community, and let it inspire you. Together, we can appreciate the artists who use their talents to send important messages, and we can all learn from their amazing ability to connect with us through their visual art.

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