Is Modern Art Significant, or Merely the Expression of One’s Imagination?

‘Modern art is merely the expression of one’s imagination, and is of little significance.’ Do you agree?           As Aristotle once said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Indeed, the purpose of art is more than just the mere expression [...]

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Are the arts too closely linked to money these days?

As the saying goes, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” Emerging first from the concept of impressionism, people these days believe it to be a good personality trait to see the value in anything and call them ‘art’. Nonetheless, this saying had a rather different meaning conveyed in the beginning by the ancient [...]

Poetry in Modern Times

         “The purpose of poetry is to make life complete in itself”. This is very true as our world modernises through industrialisation and globalisation. Poetry, as the source for the unknown, bestows us inspiration; as a form of connection and humanity, grants us empathy and solace. Nonetheless, the significance of poetry is likely to be diminished [...]

We Need The Arts

‘The mark of a vibrant society is measured by its investment in the arts.’ Do you agree?         Imagine a world where all sectors are science-based, where everyone are learning the same knowledge, where humans are expected to not harbour any emotions in daily life but solely logic. How would that feel? [...]