Why do we make art?

WHY DO WE MAKE ART?
2 pages typed double spaced.

Ask the question online – read – and come up with your own answer based on your reading.
I don’t need cited sources – but do write in your own words – write as you would speak – no slang though.

There is no ONE answer to this – there are hundreds – so as long as you have thought about this and have come up with your own answer you will do fine on this paper.

1
Do some online reading.  A quick Google search for “why do people make art?” will yield millions of results.  Come up with your own answer based on your reading.  I don’t need cited sources – but do write in your own words – write as you would speak – no slang though.

2
Pick a book from the top shelf by the door and look through until you find an artist that peaks your interest.  Answer: Why do YOU think this artist did what they did?  Why did they make this artwork, or this style of artwork?  If you can find answers from the artist then all the better.

3
If YOU had made that work, why would you have done so?
-To make a statement?  What statement?
-To inspire people?  Inspire them to do what?  Inspire them to stop doing what?
-To tell a story?  About what?  Who?
-To protest an injustice?  What was it and how does the work protest this injustice?
-To express feelings or emotions?  How?  With what art elements or principals?

4
Talk about why you make art – can be doodles in your notes or any other artwork that you do.  Includes dance, singing, music, drama, and maybe anything else you can think of.  What drives you to do what you do?

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