Connecting With Different Types Of Art

What should you try next and why it’s important to keep exploring

Art can help with so many things
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Art has been a part of our lives for millennia. The first artwork ever made was of outlines of hands in 290 000 BCE in Indonesia (at least from what we know and have found thus far!)

That shows how innate it is for us to use our imagination and create something.

Different types of art later started developing alongside our intelligence and technology.

These included music, theatre, paintings, books, all the way to movies and games in recent decades.

But how can you connect with art, yourself and what impact can this have on your life?

Let’s find out!

The Different Types Of Art

Art is a word that evokes many different ideas, images and emotions. It can be defined as the expression of human creative skill in visual form.

Art may take the form of a painting, drawing, sculpture or other media such as a film, for example.

There are many different types of art to explore and enjoy- from abstract to figurative work, from modern to traditional, from highbrow to lowbrow.

The following paragraphs will introduce you to the different types of art that represent various artistic mediums and genres.

And so are you ready to find the type of art that most resonates with YOUR soul?

Let’s go!

Visual Art

This first type of art refers to many different visual forms of art, ranging from paintings to sculptures, but not only.

You can find some unbelievable ideas being brought to life through this medium.

Go to big and small exhibitions, attend gallery openings, and search for small coffee shops that have a defined look because of the art hanging on the walls.

It’s a vast area of exploration that offers some amazing stuff, both for your eyes and the soul!

Also, try to discover your local artists and support their work. It makes you a part of a community filled to the brim with exciting people!

Finally, if you want, try creating something yourself — it’s one of the easiest ways to rest and get in touch with yourself.

Because after all, art is not just something to enjoy with your senses, but a medium to self-expression, too.

Music

Oh, where would the world be without music, eh?

We all have a specific music taste, and getting to hear your favorite artists live is an experience like no other.

With that in mind, try to go to world festivals, be a part of the thousands of people that attended the concert of their lifetime, but also, don’t forget to cherish your local scene, too!

Many of the artists you love wouldn’t be who they are if they didn’t have the support from their local fans.

You can find some great musicians that are more underground and know that by supporting them, you helped them rise up.

If you really have a passion for music, try playing an instrument as well — even if you don’t become a musician yourself, playing something for the first time is still a pleasant experience.

Theatre

This is one of the most ancient arts, and for a good reason. Many actors in movies started in theatre, and they’re still a part of some plays because they love it so much.

Plays both in your language and by other authors, as well as classics have their merit.

It’s also enjoyable to go to the plays of university students because they have a new approach to most characters and an immense passion for what they’re doing.

You’ll encounter some stories that cannot be read or seen in a different medium, which adds uniqueness to the experience itself.

You can even do some acting exercises if you want, because most of them are simple but very fun.

Books

Reading is a timeless hobby and one that has a lot of benefits. You can start small by reading some short stories and see where you end up from there.

If you can, it’s also exciting to read in different languages, because it brings a new appreciation of the language or you can read translations of authors from other countries.

Here it’s also essential to support your local scene, so get some books of local authors, seeing as they will probably be highly relatable.

If you want, you can keep a journal of what you’ve read or maybe even a storybook of your very own ideas.

Movies

We all watch movies, and it’s never a bad idea to keep this hobby.

You can try international movie festivals to see some more experimental titles or watch films made in your own country.

Blockbuster titles are also sometimes excellent and are always a good point for comparison.

If you’re a real movie buff, you can try thinking of a story and a script on your own or maybe some reviews and essays on your favorite shows and films.

Games

Gaming is taking up the world by storm, and for a good reason — it manages to mix pretty much all types of art.

You can try playing some triple-A titles and see how much technology has improved, or you can try some indie games and see an entirely different approach to gaming, which is usually filled with an extraordinary amount of passion.

If that’s not your cup of tea, you can swing for some tabletop games and play with your friends and family.

This medium is so big and fascinating that it’s pretty much impossible not to like something.

If you’re feeling creative you can think of new games or different ways to use some tried and tested mechanics.

The Benefits Of Exploration

By getting in contact with different types of art, you constantly find other points of view and ways of thinking, reacting, and feeling.

Art has been a part of our world in all its forms because sometimes, to create is simply a need.

Exploring different perceptions keeps you connected with people from all walks of life.

Trying to make art yourself develops your creativity which is a big part of our intelligence and broadens your physical and mental abilities.

A cultured person’s overall quality of life is often much higher than that of people who have no interest in art.

This is because creating and exploring stimulates our brain, broadens our perspective, and makes us feel, thus instigating positive changes in pretty much every corner of our lives.

Getting in touch with art also deepens existing interests, which helps us become more knowledgeable of topics we care about.

Final Thoughts

Art, in general keeps life curious and inspiring.

Whether you’re exploring the most cutting-edge and innovative artists or sticking to classics, you will undoubtedly find something you love.

By trying to create art yourself, you are letting your creativity flow and in a way allowing yourself to be a kid again, which is never a bad feeling.

With all the business of our lives, it’s essential to have something that helps you relax and keep you interested and motivated to explore the world.

So why not try something new, why not see that movie, go to this gallery or listen to that musician?

Why not even try to create something yourself?

So go ahead then, get in touch with art!

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Juli Colotti

Juli Colotti

M.S in Kinesiology. Lover of all things Baseball. Helping people grab life by the horns. Find me at the local craft beer joint.