How many people do you know who call themselves an “artist”? At least one. Art is omnipresent because its definition is incredibly general and it expands with every new work that is produced. A pile of shoes in the middle of a museum floor is considered art. Paint smeared onto a canvas from a paintbrush grasped by an elephant is considered art. Caricatures, doodles, sketches, scrawls, scratches. All art in their own way. Food has even become a medium for art.
All of these options, and more, can be found right at your fingertips. No longer do we have to travel to a major metropolitan city in order to see the culturally impacting work of the classics or the new and upcoming artists who defy style and challenge convention. With the advent of the internet, we have not just gained the ability to speak in 140 characters, but we have also been given the opportunity to learn right from our own homes. All one simply need do is access a free online art magazine in order to be exposed to what one would only have been privy to on museum visits. The spread of culture is as fast as your internet speed, so you should take advantage of the art online that you can find.
Online art can come from any number of sources. It can be the personal site of an artist who specializes in cat pictures (and they are out there, trust me), or the online arts magazine that collects both the works of great importance throughout history, and the new artists who are changing both the times and the way we think about art. So, rather than spend several hours pinning recipes that you will never cook, go to an art blog. Pin the paintings that you like the most. Making an art board will give you the excitement of sharing some of the best art the world has ever known, while discovering more every time, and it will introduce others to a world of online art that they may not have ever known existed.
Art has been crucial in the evolution of societies ever since the first Cro magnon scratched charcoal across a cave wall to depict a buffalo (although, rumor has it, he was actually just drawing his mother in law). Since man invented pictures, art has grown alongside society and culture. It cannot be said whether we cultivated art, or vice versa, but we do know that it is, and always has been, an important puzzle piece to our humanity. So do not go any longer without having seen Matisse or Rousseau, or even Rembrandt, Picasso or Warhol. All classics in their own right. All necessary for the cultural growth of you and the generations to come.