Whenever we talk about impact of art on mankind, more often than not, we are inclined to discuss its aesthetic appeal and how it enriches emotional, inner lives of people.
However history has proven time and again, how ably artistic movements have affected our outer worlds – by awakening human spirits and bringing measurable, sustainable changes in nations and societies.
The beauty of creative expressions has always fascinated me, but the unassuming, soft spoken power to transform human beings that art holds, has done so even more.
It is said that art imitates life, but I believe in the reverse idea too, that – life also imitates art! Therefore, when art reflects hope, positivity, kindness and love, the true might of visual arts comes into play – one that can move mountains.
When I was approached by the amazing people at ArtsPositive for an interview for a special feature on Illustrators who have illustrated poetry works – for my poetry book that I have written & illustrated, it was truly humbling as an Artist. Also, it was extremely special for me as someone who has always believed in spreading joy and inspiration through creative endeavors.
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Led by humanitarian artist Debasmita Dasgupta, ArtsPositive is a non profit organization with international outreach that uses power of art, particularly illustrations, in order to raise awareness – on pressing issues in the world including hardships of refugees, girl child education, human trafficking and so on – in a large spectrum of society through a range of contemporary campaigns on electronic mediums and beyond. Their actions challenge stereotypes and attempt to create climate of sensitivity and positive change in the world.
I am proud to know the creative voice of ArtsPositive, and the noble movement they are running with it. I wish them success in their refreshingly beautiful human welfare endeavors! :)
To quote Victor Pinchuk –
“Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.”
© 2018 Gyaneshwari Dave