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Artists have a gift in representing the beauty of the world. Should this necessarily become a contribution to saving the environment?

50,149 deviants said Yes
26,686 deviants said No
4,826 deviants said Other (please comment)

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spiral-ilusion 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
not necessarily... i mean if you want to create art like that then great! but it dosent mean that that is the only way the art should be viewed. you can create something completely beautiful with multiple meanings and if the mass of people only see it as for the environment they might be missing the other things that you want to show them.
No, it should not be necessarily.
If they want to, yes of course. But if they don't no. Necessarily should only be if are getting paid for it, but that goes without saying.
its still a hobby for most, to escape from reality and the world outside and being an artist should be enjoyed in the first place.
Redynamisme Mar 21, 2014  New member Student General Artist
An artist can find beauty everywhere, even in the environnement's evolution. 
mydia023 Mar 20, 2014  New member
Listen to your heart! :3
jakeovdouchdeack Mar 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist
i dont know if anyone else has noticed this but it seems that more and more people are replacing real things from nature (plants, sometimes animals)  for plastic sculptures of them, or is good but i dont think that it will always help 
skylar-loves-catbug Feb 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well being an artist mostly requires paper, which comes from trees, so its not green per-say
but if you used recycled paper or reused like scrap metal (for scalpers )
i guess it helps the environment. . .Sweating a little...
xRunningWithScissors Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
It is a yes and no constant battle. I feel artists do help, and don't help. But they always find the beauty in whatever is in front of them.
That's what a true artist can do ;)
P-not-P Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Art, just like all things humans create, when manifest becomes part of the environment.
Saving the environment is a noble task. Working for world peace is a noble task. Fighting poverty in this world is a noble task... 

I answered "other" because I think art should not be limited to one thing. It's up to the artist to make his/her art political or "just" a way to reflect the beauty or the ugliness of the surrownding world, or maybe to reflect the everyday life - or maybe let the fantasy and dream flow and find its form in art... 

There are too many things to express in art - and there are too many ways of expression, many things to believe in and many things to oppose...
Lipizzaner-Kgirl Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I think it could be a great asset is protecting the world we already have, but artists don't have to paint the natural world.
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