Paintings and other forms of the visual arts have that amazing ability to generate emotional power in humans. They make us feel good, excited, inspired, moved, challenge our critical and analytical faculties, provide insight and realisation about certain issues that trouble us, and have a calming influence in a chaotic world.
Art is for everyone – and one reason for the enduring power of art is that there is
indeed something for everyone. Personal taste plays an important role – even if
you can appreciate that something is a ‘great work of art’ it does not follow that you would like to hang this piece on your wall at home and want to look at it every day. What speaks to you and excites you may leave another observer indifferent.
Art offers a choice and endless possibilities.