Art, an integral part of the history of civilizations, reveals humans as spiritual beings through works by artists recognized as such. Let’s discuss how and why is art important in our lives.
What is art?
Art is defined both as a know-how, and a technical activity but also as the product of artistic activity. We can approach a work objectively by the perfection of its technical realization and subjectively for its content.
Nine categories of artistic activity, which demonstrate the diversity and evolution of artistic expressions, are recognized today: architecture, sculpture, painting, drawing, music, literature, and poetry, which added to the 20th century, cinema and the media arts, the performing arts, and comics.
Through this outlet and their creativity, the artists offer the public their perception of reality. It is up to the latter to grasp them, and, according to their sensitivity, their tastes, and their culture, to reinterpret them and appropriate them. Marcel Duchamp says that it is the viewers who make the paintings.
Thus art awakens the senses, generates more or less positive emotions, and sharpens perception and critical thinking.
Is art useful?
Neurosciences teach us that art stimulates intimate and deep emotions but also that their practice develops the cerebral capacities of children.
Beyond that, it first satisfies an aesthetic need by providing disinterested satisfaction, the opposite of primary needs. The feeling of beauty is subjective and linked to pleasure. It is different from person to person and from culture to culture. The formation of taste, which remains specific to each one, implies an education through open-mindedness which requires accepting various explorations of the world of art and creation.
Perhaps one can live without art, but beauty transports thought into another sphere of the intellect. Bringing the imagination into play allows you to escape from reality, to discover and accept other fields and other concepts, just as the discovery of work, without prejudice, questions your own vision of the world.
Art is also a creator of values in which, according to one’s tastes and one’s culture, one recognizes oneself and forms a group. These may be aesthetic values or values of meaning that we share and which create a common experience.
URDLA bringer of artistic experiences
URDLA brings together in a single entity the two definitions of art. It safeguards and transmits all the ancestral techniques of printmaking to produce works of art.
She first shares these techniques with the artists who submit their creations to the know-how of the technicians to produce unique pieces through their creation and multiple by their editions.
It also distributes them to all audiences in the context of practical courses, varied in duration and content, depending on age and type of audience.
It participates in artistic education within the framework of mediation actions, but also not in the exhibitions regularly organized on its premises or outside the walls with partners.
It puts on sale the productions of the workshop which are presented on the site or on the premises. The buyer can thus prolong the artistic emotion by owning a work that marked him.