WORLD ART DAY 2022: To honor and mark the birthday of the greatest artist of all time, the Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci, the General Conference of UNESCO in 2012 declared April 15 World Art Day. It is a celebration to encourage the development, distribution and enjoyment of art on this annual day.
Art encourages creativity, innovation and cultural diversity for people around the world, and it plays a vital role in the exchange of information, curiosity and discussion. These are attributes 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 as 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 expression, tolerance and brotherhood.
Da Vinci’s Last Supper and Mona Lisa are among the most popular and influential paintings in the world.
World Art Day: significance and celebrations
The day witnesses a variety of cultural events, conferences, exhibitions and workshops around the world. There are various reasons why anyone should learn an artistic activity.
Here are some of the benefits that art has to offer:
- Art inspires the desire to learn and to be creative.
- The art increases concentration, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills.
- It promotes emotional intelligence and helps in the expression of complex emotions.
- Art helps build 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 people to see things in a new way.
Art is a popular hobby for so many people. Some people make their living as artists. More than 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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