Science and math have become such important parts of our education. STEM careers have become vital to our modern world. Scientists, doctors and researchers are constantly looking forward to finding new ways to do what the world does and how it can help the people living in the world.
There are many reasons why art history is interesting and important for people to learn.
However, I believe it is important to look at and learn from the past. One of the best ways to do this is to look at artwork. Art history is a way to understand what was important to people in the past, especially periods where there is little written history. By looking at past artwork we can see different perspectives on events and people. Analyzing artwork of the past lets us experience a period different from our own.
Experiencing art from any period allows us to see what might have been interesting or valuable to the people in the past. It can explain things that were significant in the past. Some pieces might portray important religious or historical figures, they might represent a way of expression or depict a way of thinking.
Studying art can also introduce cultural diversity to our lives. Through artwork, we can become more familiar with and relate to different eras and people.
So much of our language, art and history is a reflection of the past. A lot of people consider the sculptures and architecture of ancient Greece and Rome as “high” art. Hundreds of years have passed since the end of these civilizations but we still value and replicate these contributions.
Our world is visual. We are constantly bombarded with images, but by studying art history there might be new perspectives that you learn and find new ways to interpret the imagines we see in modern media.
The University of South Dakota is known as South Dakota’s liberal arts school. Learning about art enriches a person’s life. Art is a form of self-expression and creativity, it can help people identify with others.