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Why We Need Art:

Art defines the Human Species Animals do not create art, but every human culture in

existence does—it’s an innate human behavior. Children instinctively create art—it’s a part of who we are when we are born. We need art because it makes us complete human beings.

Art is Language Art is a unique medium to express ideas and to share

information. It allows a platform to communicate what we may not know how to express in any other way. Art allows us to share our thoughts, ideas, inspirations and visions with others.

Art gives us Hope Experiencing art can transport us into a world of com-

fort and peace or it may inspire and excite adventure. The process of looking at art engages both the body and the mind and provides us with time to look inward and reflect.

Art is our Canvas Art is the greatest history book known to mankind! It doc-

uments cultural values, beliefs and preserves them. Art also chronicles our own lives and experiences over time. The process of collecting art allows us to catalog special times celebrated, the artists who inspire us and works of art that represent something about who we are.

Art is a Legacy Art offers us a reason to come together and share in a

common experience. We need art to keep us connected. Giving or passing down art to the next generation, be- queathing to a museum or public place allows art to do what it does best: inspire others to greatness.

In summary, art is one of the few things in life that some- one can own that evokes a myriad of emotions. Art col- lectors often have the privilege of making discretionary acquisitions. Not surprisingly, art allows them, as well as all of us, to celebrate and commemorate those special moments of our lives.


Art and Science The famous artist and scientist Leonardo da

Vinci towered above all his contemporaries. His scientific theories, like his artistic innova- tions, were based on careful observation and precise documentation. He understood, bet- ter than anyone of his century or the next, the importance of precise scientific observation. His theories are contained in numerous note- books, most of which were written in mirror script. Because they were not easily decipher- able, da Vinci's findings were not disseminated in his own lifetime—had they been published, they would have revolutionized the science of the 16th

century. Leonardo da Vinci actu-

ally anticipated many discoveries of modern times. In anatomy he studied the circulation of the blood and the action of the eye. He made discoveries in meteorology and geol- ogy, learned the effect of the moon on the tides, foreshadowed modern conceptions of continent formation, and surmised the nature of fossil shells. He was among the origina- tors of the science of hydraulics and probably devised the hydrometer; his scheme for the canalization of rivers still has practical value. He invented a large number of ingenious ma- chines, many potentially useful, among them an underwater diving suit. His flying devices, although not practicable, embodied sound principles of aerodynamics.

“Vitruvian Man”, 1487 Leonardo da Vinci


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