The amount of art history I have learned in the past couple of years is inexplicable. I know so much about some of the most famous paintings in the world. I honestly believe that the dates, names, vocabulary, movements, stories, I have learned about art history is totally worth it. Because of my knowledge about art history my entire view on art is different. I like the feeling of knowing all the information about a Renaissance artwork when I see it on TV. I like the feeling I get when my parents are in complete awe when I tell them about all the information I know about the Statue of David. For me, art history was captivating. I am very happy that I got to learn so much about it.
Coming from a different direction, art has taught me a lot about me. I feel as if in the past two years I have really come alive in art class. My view on art has taken an extreme turn, and because of that I think I take art seriously. Art has taught me to look at things from multiple perspectives, use more of that right side of my brain. I think I am more open-minded and my interpretation of a good piece of art has changed as well. Also, art has taught me to use what I have around me to bring out my creativity. I have learned how to bring my creativity out more easily. It isn’t that difficult anymore. Ken Robinson said, ““My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” This taught me the importance of creativity. I am really happy I got to hear some of his lectures. I have learned that I honestly can say that art has changed me in many ways, and I have definitely become a better artist.