Is Art Dead? Essay

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Is Art Dead? I have been given a lot of grief about my choice to further my education in the fine arts. I have been told that I should not follow my passion, because it will leave me with very few job options. I have been told that even if I am lucky enough to find a job that the pay will be terrible. I have been told that I should obtain a career that doesn't interest me just for the sake of a salary. Well, I hope to prove those naysayers wrong, I might not be pursuing a career that is renowned for being “stable,” but I am pursuing my passion. Allow me to pose a question to those who doubt my career choice. Have you ever been anywhere where it has not been touched by an art form of any kind? I didn't think so. “Art is as …show more content…
While it might be difficult to find a job in the arts, I don't believe in sacrificing your happiness to pursue a career that you are not passionate about. I cannot imagine my life without the arts and I refuse to give up on my passion before I have even given it a chance. I will stay optimistic about my career choice, because I believe in art. Imagine what would happen if everybody stopped pursuing the arts, and instead chose a “safer” career. What would become of us? I can only picture a scene from the movie Equilibrium where feelings were banned, and anything that invoked feelings like art or music were destroyed. Humanity would suffer without any beauty in the world. We wouldn't have any music, or movies, or paintings. What a horrible way to live. I can only speak for myself, but I know I would trade in a paycheck for the sake of my happiness, and to me my passions and happiness go hand in hand. It makes me sad to think of all of the talent that has gone to waste, because someone felt pressured to have a high-end job. In the words of Robert Motherwell, “Art is much less important that life, but what a poor life without it.” It angers me that careers in the arts are considered frivolous. These jobs take some serious skills, and hard work just as any other job requires. Also I think it must be said that not everybody can execute certain forms of arts, and I think it

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