The purpose of art

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Is art about finding the right canvas, vibrant colours, and perfect set of brushes?

Is it about the way the easel stands facing the light so you notice every stroke of paint, every dot and splash?

Is it about colouring within the lines, or having no lines at all?

Maybe it is about creating a new wonder everyday

Or about capturing wordless moments in a permanent frame.

Trapping beauty in timeless space?

Perhaps the purpose of art is to become a window for emotions-

Love, joy, sorrow, pain, rage

Struggle and relief, all hidden within.

Maybe it is the edge of madness, where logic makes no sense.

Whatever art means to you and me

One thing for sure is that when you truly put a bit of your soul in it

Another person comes along and finds a bit of their soul in it too.

Connecting them to you and the Universe

It makes them feel something they can’t put into words,

And discover something about their innermost selves.

Perhaps

Perhaps that is the ultimate purpose of art.

This post is part of Blogchatter Half Marathon

24 Comments Add yours

  1. You have beautifully expressed how art constantly reminds us that we all share the same emotions. Enjoyed reading your post Leha. Well written.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Sandhya. Glad the message spoke to you.

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  2. Mayuri6 says:

    Yes, that is truly the purpose of art, Leha. We lose ourselves in it and find ourselves in it too. Exquisite writing, Leha.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much Mayuri

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  3. soniadogra says:

    This is so true. Somebody will connect to your art and that is the purpose of it all.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Sonia!

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  4. Suchita says:

    I have always maintained writing for me is a way of finding myself. Much like art can be interpreted in different ways, it’s purpose should also be myriad and varied. Lovely composition.

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    1. Leha says:

      How wonderful that writing and art can help us on that path. Thanks Suchita!

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  5. Tarang says:

    “One thing for sure is that when you truly put a bit of your soul in it

    Another person comes along and finds a bit of their soul in it too.”

    Such a beautiful composition! And so true.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

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  6. writenlive says:

    I think art, whether creating it or consuming it, is for the soul to feel peaceful.

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    1. Leha says:

      Yes, such a beautiful way to put it.

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  7. Varsh says:

    Art is a language that needs no words and can still convey feelings to another soul that understands it.

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  8. Anindya says:

    Quite true, that one. The world will not be the same without art. And art is living in almost in all of us, in some way or the other. Nice words.

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    1. Leha says:

      Beautifully put!

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  9. Art heals and when one engages it certainly uplifts. A very well written piece, leha. loved it.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Chinmayee:)

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  10. Ravish Mani says:

    Love the way you presented art from various perspectives and concluded that art is the merging of individual & universe.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much!

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  11. ginia says:

    A bit of madness is required for all fors of creativity. Art is no different. For me art is like a balm for my oft frazzled soul…

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    1. Leha says:

      Such a lovely analogy 🙂

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  12. Wizardencil says:

    That is how art help us survive ❤️

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  13. Beautiful post Leha.This will sound corny but I feel art helps us find and touch our own soul.Its my way of stopping brain Chatter.

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    1. Leha says:

      Not corny at all, absolutely true. Thanks Amrita!

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