Here’s the thing, as soon as we hear the word “art” the first thing we think of if is “beauty”
Of course, art is beautiful, you see a painting, portrait, sculpture; that’s only what you see. There’s poetry, music, so many different kinds! But the thing is, if someone ever came across a piece of art that simply had vomit splashed all over it, they’ll think “EW! this is not art! What is this!” simply because it’s not roses. But the thing is, it’s not what you see that’s beautiful. It’s the story behind the piece of art, it could be inspired by some kind of a disease and this is a representation of the person with that disease vomiting it out, getting rid of it for good. NOW when you look at it, it’s beautiful.
Not to forget, you could look at a portrait of a BEAUTIFUL woman and just think “WOW! This is beautiful” And for a second it’ll bring you joy because it’s just too beautiful to not smile and stare at. But that woman you’re looking at could’ve killed her own parents in their sleep, or was against feminism, or didn’t let children get the education they deserve. Right then, when you look at her beautiful face, you’ll be reminded that you shouldn’t judge something from the outside.
Someone or something could look like it’s the most amazing thing in the world the moment you see it, but once you get closer, once you REALLY look into it and fully understand it. It’s not as amazing as you thought it was. It could be the complete opposite. But we’re only humans, we change and grow and learn and art is art, it’s here to help us do that.