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Do you believe your art advances the human condition?…

44,021 deviants said Yes
37,163 deviants said No
4,810 deviants said Other (please comment)

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SpireEx Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No because nowadays art is the outcome of something else like life, thoughts, inner status and, sadly, economic interests. It lies "here" or "there" but it doesn't enhances our life's quality/condition.
Verve91 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I don't think so, people seem just as self motivated and detached whether they see my artwork or not.
Foxyre Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Say what now? Does my art help advance the human condition? Um i have no clue in what that means but i say i doubt my drawing can do what ever the question is asking.  Unless being aware of a non-traditional tech company with military activity and background counts.

Other than that well i doubt it, unless people can say it does in some way.
heartofsolidglass Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
in school i did a report on keeping art in schools, i found that art really does help your brain develop to higher levels.
eREIina Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I don't understand the question! haha
I've no idea of the meaning!
mushroomsfaerie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We can't say that. It can give momentaneous feelings to a person. It's very personal and it does not always happen. So I would neither say yes nor no.
LumberJackSarah Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that, mostly, my work hurts people's sensibilities, and makes them want to yell at me. So, I think that it would, and could in the future, if people magically became more open-minded. Though, it might still be recognized after I die. I find that the good majority of people in the world don't recognize any non-teenage-craze literature, until after a person dies.
swordofdrossel Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I dunno. No one told me it does.
fredScalliet Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014   Photographer
I dunno. You should ask the human condition.  Giggle 
NerdyGirl3000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish
EnderChilla Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Daachgah Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That depends on the watcher. I believe my art works are fine (like most of people who are here and share their nice and beautiful artworks) but does them advances your humanity? that's a question you should ask when not only watching people's art works, but every single object in the world.
anime-music-candy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
my art improves the what?
AdiaAir Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
i believe any art advances the human condition
CATMAN121 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist

JokiTonyuKirin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
well, some times mt art can help MY health, but I don't know about others, I never asked them '^_^
ThomasScofield Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Artist

I suppose it (my work) can improve a human's condition on an individual basis... surely not as some sort of a human "collective". My stuff is primarily instructive and esoteric w/o fantastic pretention. so I'd say depending on particular qualifications the art can have significance and substance (like classic architecture speaks to our mind's recognition of timeless concepts, symmetry, and beauty). 

You know, it's difficult to gauge one's self (and art) and adhere to truly objective stirrrings in terms of "human condition advancement"... well I find it difficult, anyway... must be a good question!

Devil-snare413 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My art specifically, or art in general? 
MidoriNao Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it says "YOUR art"
Devil-snare413 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
... well i guess not then.
sparklesMc Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it depends... Sometimes yes sometimes no. It can help better the viewers of the art, yet also worsen the viewers. Point of view is my answer, point of view
14soldierUSA Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
SeasEndless Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Writer
Maybe not my art personally, but definitely a lot of art has inspired me.
Katz-Drawings Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know
SkarraRico6 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't draw.
Black-Shadowed-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most artists in school (grade-high) are much thinner and insecure than other teens/kids. They have a hard time seeing perfection in anything as they get older, and doubt themselves and their talents.
FadingWaiting Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on how your artwork is interpreted.
XDanimeluver Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ddog101rocks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dinofreak292 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is the human condition? is it not different for different people?  How can anything collectively help a condition  that varies on the individual?  It may help on an individualistic basis, but not unanimously.
milenyo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Not yet.. ;)
ravenviolet777 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe in the future it will...
JoshuaBowling Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that you have to ask that question on a case by case basis. If someone doesn't like art, then making art won't do any good for them
Vigorousjammer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not entirely even sure what the question is asking.
What do we even mean when we talk about "The human condition"?
Everybody is so different, it seems odd to group us all together into one big lump and call that "the human condition".

I believe my art makes people laugh, it brings joy into people's lives, that it just generally entertains... but would that mean that because I'm helping a certain number of people obtain a little bit of happiness that I'm advancing their condition? Does that mean I'm advancing the "human condition"?

I'm not exactly sure.
Anyway, I think my art isn't really made to be looked at in that kind of overarching, serious light... so I said "no"
sonictailssomething1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I don't know.
ToaVapoku Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes. I believe that the human condition is being unique, and therefore, our art makes us unique.
SimsFan01 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Everyone says I'm a good drawer, but I'm trying to get better at it, but when I see a previous drawing I did I think it's pretty good, unlike the time I drew it when I thought it was bad. I chose Other, though, since I didn't know until I read like, two comments on here.
humanoid76 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not only it but....

tooooooo many stupid questions!!!
Fishypaste Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
I never asked somebody before.
LesMizLover Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
of course yes, look at frida kahlo.
IceAngel1234 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, it advances our civilization and our race as we know it.
QuietChaos13 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
Sometimes. I have had people tell me that they were having a bad day, and one of my drawings made their day.
InvaderJix-hatena Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. Not MY art.
NewLunarRepublic1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Im not a human!~Ika Musume
jaunfire Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Artist
I suck and even i know it
katethekempf Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i don't think the human condition can be advanced. but art definitely impacts individuals for their own personal betterment. :)
lunadoodles Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
it matters how people look at it
Angel-Keimer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they thoughts could change but I dont know!
BDancinJones Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It is my goal and my strong desire that my art advance the human condition and society. Wether or not I am successful in doing so with my words is, however, not for me to decide. That is for others to discuss and debate.
Pewitt0Jack Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
historically it has but currently ummmmmmmm nope
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