Art Will Save Us From this Pandemic

Art has been saving us all during the worst time in the history and art will save us now during this pandemic; read this blog post to know what art means to me and how much we owe our life to it ✨

It was a beautiful Sunday evening in Bangalore, and I was listening to Imagine by John Lennon.

The lyrics went like

Imagine there’s no heaven, its easy if you try

No hell below us, above us only sky,

Imagine all the people, living for today

Imagine there’s no country

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

No religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace

You may say I am a dreamer

But I am not the only one,

well, I am another one.

I got goosebumps listening to it after so long and I got a bit tearful.

And the best part?

It goes perfectly with whatever is happening in the world today- Civil war in multiple countries and the Covid-19 outbreak. It’s a scary world out there.

But then there are moments which reminds you that life is bigger than those excruciating pain and uncertainty.

The only way out of it which is in our control is through creativity.

Art has saved us in the past, art will save us in the future.

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A tweet during the lockdown.

Sometimes I feel like living in art.

“Creativity doesn’t wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones.”
– Bruce Garrabrandt

Have you ever seen any fascinating movie, and you relate to it so much and that you feel like you belong with those characters (my best friend thinks she’s part of Brooklyn 99), or your flow with the lyrics (like Adele’s songs) and blend with the colours and get lost in the wordplay by these amazing writers.

Often it feels like you belong to more to these places you haven’t been before, people you haven’t met before and chores you haven’t heard before.

It happens to me all the time.

One good movie, one good song or painting and I feel like so empowered. Like I can control the world and make them feel what I feel through my art, my blog, and my words.

Art is a way of life.

Art makes us who we are.

Art has saved you and me.

Art will save us all.

Art helps us freeze moments that may come back again in the form of music, in words, in colours and in blurbs.

Art has a different meaning for different people.

If you love art you’d understand what I am talking about. And if you don’t then I urge you to explore it because you’re missing an integral part of your life.

Living in art
Starry Bangalore sky during the lockdown.

For me, art is a feeling.

It always makes me curious.

Art, for me, denoted by a beautiful landscape or perhaps a form before I got into a design college. A seed of art can sprout either on a piece of paper or in a form aka art jargon they teach in design/art schools.

Art for me is a beautiful setting in a Victorian building on the east side of New York, with brick walls and greek glass windows. It’s that picture frame moment when a young couple is reading together tangled like a symphony with can only be understood by an artist. That moment is only about the ambience but the number of touchpoints it has an exhibit and the emotions it could bring out from you. Well, this is from one scene from a movie I recently watched and loved. Any guesses?

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Love is the highest form of art

For me, art is reading words that sound like a bird chirping at dusk and the music in them leaving you with a lesson that’ll change your life or give you a reason to create another piece of art.

Writing this blog with so many emotions rushing through my body is an art for me. It’s as abstract as it may sound but if you know you know.

And it still shook me by surprise, even today.

There are n numbers of answers to this question and still no answer.

Those Ed Shareen songs when you fall in love and Arijit Singh songs during breakups, those Youtube videos right before exams. You may not know it but art has been saving us all this while. Art will save us way beyond.

Art is beyond painting or a sculpture or the mixture of both. Believe it or not, it has hardly anything to do with how it appears.

Art is an expression.

It’s a way to witness the creative and imaginative story of a mind through tangible results. Gladys from Friends can be an art if it makes you feel something. If can be the words of your favourite writer, or a song if it evokes the same fervidness in you or a movie.

It can even be YOU.

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
– Kurt Vonnegut

I’d love to know what’s art for you, please leave your thoughts below.

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