A day to honor all things art, from painting and sculpture to film and photography. If you're a Warren Buffett-level art collector or just like to dabble, there's no reason not to get in on the fun.
National World Art Day was created as a way to promote and encourage the appreciation of all forms of visual arts. It was declared by the International Association of Art in 2012 and has been celebrated annually ever since. The date was chosen in honor of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most famous and influential artists of all time.
Take some time today to celebrate art in all its forms! Visit a museum, go see a play, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature. And don't forget to create something yourself. After all, art is for everyone!
How To Celebrate National World Art Day
No matter what your reason, make sure to celebrate World Art Day this year! There are plenty of ways to get involved and show your support for the arts. Here are just a few ideas:
Attend an art event near you
Many museums and galleries offer special events and activities on World Art Day. This is a great way to support your local scene and see some amazing art at the same time.
Make some art of your own
It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned artist or a complete novice – everyone can create something beautiful. Use this day as an excuse to get creative and try out a new medium or technique.
Share your love of art with others
Spread the word about World Art Day on social media, or even better – introduce someone to your favorite artist or artwork. Share your favorite piece of art using the hashtag #WorldArtDay. The arts deserve your support, and this is a great way to promote this special day.
Donate to a local arts organization
If you're feeling generous, why not make a donation to an organization that supports the arts? The act of preserving art is an excellent way to ensure future generations will be able to benefit from it as we do.
Attend a play, ballet, or other performing arts event
These are forms of art as well, and attending one of these events is a great way to show your appreciation and see some incredible talent at the same time.
Check out some public art
Many cities have amazing public art displays that are free to enjoy. Take some time to explore your local area and see what hidden gems you can find.
Buy some art pieces
Supporting artists is a great way to help ensure that they can continue making our world beautiful and lovely. If you're able to, consider purchasing a piece of artwork today.
Why Do We Love Art?
Art makes us feel
It is a language we all understand, whether we realize it or not. It can be an expression of our innermost thoughts and emotions or a representation of the world around us. Art can affect us in every way, from making us laugh, and cry or persuade us to think. It has the power to touch us on a level that nothing else can.
Art has the ability to bring people together
Whether it's appreciating a piece of art together or working on a project together, art can help to build bridges between people. It can break down barriers and help us see the world from a different perspective.
Art generates love for learning and creativity
We learn so much from art. It helps us to understand different cultures and times in history. It can also show us different ways of seeing the world and help us to develop our own creative voices.
Art improves focus and hand-eye coordination and helps teach problem-solving
If you are doing painting, sculpting, or simply doodling, the act of creating art can help to improve your focus and concentration. It also requires us to use both our hands and our eyes, which helps to develop hand-eye coordination. And as we create, we often have to solve problems in order to figure out the best way to achieve our desired results.
Art can be therapeutic
For many people, art is a form of therapy. It can be a way to express ourselves when we don't have the words or a way to process our emotions. It can be a form of self-care, helping us to relax and unwind. And it can also be a way to connect with others when we're feeling isolated or alone.
Most Notable Artists: Our Top 10 Pick
Art is an important part of our lives and helps us see the world in new and different ways. Today, let’s learn about the artists that have brought beauty and inspiration into our lives.
Vincent van Gogh
One of the most famous post-impressionist painters, Vincent van Gogh’s work is known for its intense colors and unique style. His work has inspired countless other artists and continues to be popular today.
Leonardo da Vinci
A true renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci was not only an incredible artist but also an inventor, scientist, and architect. Many of the paintings he created are iconic and well-known worldwide.
A Mexican painter who is celebrated for her self-portraits, Frida Kahlo's work is deeply personal and often deals with themes of identity, class, and gender. Her distinctive style has influenced many other artists.
One of the co-founders of the Cubist movement, Pablo Picasso, was a prolific and influential artist. His work spanned many different mediums and styles, and he is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
Rembrandt van Rijn
A Dutch painter and etcher, Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. He was incredibly skilled at capturing light and shadow in his work, and his paintings are known for their emotional intensity. In fact, a technique commonly used in painting and photography is known as the “Rembrandt Triangle” which is named after him.
A French painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Henri Matisse was one of the leading figures of the Fauvist movement. Colorful brushstrokes and bold colors characterize his work.
A British street artist whose identity is still unknown, Banksy is best known for his satirical and often controversial graffiti art. His work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world and has fetched high prices at auction.
An American artist who was a leading figure in the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol was one of the most commercially successful artists of his time. Widely known, he painted iconic portraits of celebrities and ordinary objects.
Jackson Pollock was known for his unique drip painting technique. He was a major figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. His work revolutionized the art world and continues to be influential today.
One of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo was a master of sculpture, painting, and architecture. Among his works are the iconic statue of David and the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
These are just a few of our favorite artists – there are so many
more we could name! But they are all special to us and have
helped us see the world from a fresh and elegant perspective.
On National World Art Day, we celebrate all of the arts and the artists that have enriched our lives. From the masters of the past to the groundbreaking artists of today, we are grateful for all they have done and their contributions to our collective culture. Get inspired and have some fun today!