The Arts is a broad term, consisting of the expressive disciplines,
which include among others, art, music and literature.
Learning about the arts contributes to personal growth
development by stimulating our senses and sensibilities and by
awakening the creative and expressive aspects of our being.
Wolfgang von Goethe said:
"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and
see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares
may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted
in the human soul."
Art, along with music
is a universal language. Through the ages, transcending time and
space, artists have told us their stories and conveyed their emotions
through drawings, paintings, architecture and sculptures. We have
observed their joy, sorrow, peace and frustration expressed in their
Likewise, art allows us to express ourselves.
Through that expression, we communicate. When we enjoy and look at
someone else's art, we see the world through their eyes. When we
create our own art, we allow others to see it through ours. Whether
you create your own art, or appreciate the beauty and genius of the
great masters, it lifts and inspires you beyond your everyday
consciousness. Enjoying art is relaxing, therapeutic and rejuvenating.
music be the food of love, play on". Shakespeare Musicis not only the food of love; it is the food of the spirit
and the soul. Like art, it is a universal language and like art it has
the ability to transport you beyond your ordinary level of awareness.
Above and beyond its ability to awaken our senses, studying music
helps develop critical thinking, self-discipline, spatial reasoning
skills, as well as math and reading ability.
the novels, poetry, short stories and essays of some of the world's
greatest writers and thinkers enriches us by: exposing us to the
interesting, fascinating experiences of others; giving us insight and
understanding into human nature and the human condition; helping us
understand ourselves; while at the same time it transports us to
different worlds by stimulating our imagination and creativity.
Exploring the arts is fun and rewarding on so many levels -
intellectually, spiritually and creatively.
The Wonder Of
Enjoy these moving poems about life, the human condition, and
existence by these great poets: