WORLD ART DAY 2022: To honor and mark the birthday of the greatest artist of all time, the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci declared the UNESCO General Conference in 2012, April 15, the World Art Day. It is a celebration to encourage the development, distribution and enjoyment of art on this day annually.
Art encourages creativity, innovation and cultural diversity for individuals around the world, and it plays a vital role in information exchange, curiosity and discussion. These are qualities that art has always had and will continue to have if we continue to support conditions that protect artists and artistic freedoms.
Why is it celebrated on April 15?
The date of April 15 was chosen because it was Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday and he is known as one of the most famous artists in history. Leonardo da Vinci has become a symbol of peace, freedom of speech, tolerance and brotherhood.
Vinci’s Last Supper and Mona Lisa are some of the most popular and influential paintings in the world.
World Art Day: Meaning and Festivities
The day witnesses a variety of cultural events, conferences, exhibitions and workshops around the world. There are various reasons why someone should learn an artistic endeavor.
The following are some of the benefits that art has to offer:
- Art inspires a desire to learn and be creative.
- Art increases concentration, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills.
- It promotes emotional intelligence and helps to express complicated emotions.
- Art helps establish communities by breaking down racial stereotypes and religious barriers.
- It boosts self-esteem, motivates you and improves your overall health.
- Art stimulates the senses and allows individuals to see things in new ways.
Art is a popular hobby for so many people. Some people make a living from being artists. Over 2 million professional artists work in the United States, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. Fashion designers, floral designers and graphic designers make up a large part of this group. Writers, animators and architects make up a smaller percentage of the artist population.
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