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Do you believe that art can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?

84,192 deviants said Yes
14,185 deviants said No
2,847 deviants said Other (please comment)

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ACARISEN Featured By Owner 35 minutes ago  Student
Art itself main be there to open minds though it is what speaks to a person and if they dare to let it form inside them to take form.
Realmwright Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think art can help the artist and the viewer better understand who they are by taking what is inside and putting it on the outside.
This gives a certain window of understanding for those that care to stop, look, and contemplate.
It's easy to over-analyze, but it's also too easy to dismiss the impact of art.
Art can express joy and/or sorrow. Maybe someone out there needs that pick me up. Maybe for another it alleviates the pain.
Ace-master0 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Student General Artist
If you have talent and express yourself through it
PsychoSkellington Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it depends. Some people take their art seriously and express themselves through it. Then there are others, people who just create things just because they are bored, or really just because. There are sometimes deeper meanings behind something you created and then there are pointless things. So really it all depends.
TerraKovavich Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  New member
In a way yes, and in a way no, just because someone draws doesn't mean that it changes who they are.
XtarteXflambeeX Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist
For me art is like psychotherapy. In times when I'm not being myself I do art to get my personality back. Art also helps me to find new attitudes in life. Art is like an ointment to my soul. And every time when appyling the ointment on the delicate soul, it grows and becomes stronger. I think art supports the sense of who you are.
Sechmet5 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I voted "no" though it's not that black and white. I don't think that art can fundamentally change you, but I believe that it can show you what your fundaments are.
Theseus232 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Well for an artwork to change a sense of who I am it'll have to be something that opens my soul. And if not then it'll only show me the creativity of the artist or photographer, painter, etc.  but it won't change me.
C0olkid26 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
I reckon art can, because the type of art you like or favour over others can depict who you are, but mostly if you are able to look at a painting, or photograph, and say and feel it. By that I mean be able to look at it and say what you think it depicts in your eyes, and tell the overall 'mood' of the painting. . (This is not the case for some people)
Sorry if it got a little deep there =D
BlightTheKnight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
i got popular at school because kids liked my drawings, i used to be rather distant  and now im friendly.
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