ART REFLECTS THE TIMES 03.01.2016
“You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.”
– Nina Simone
I have been unable to get this quote out of my head. All of the art they have produced reflect the times and their experiences. So why has their been outcry? Why is has there been negativity when artists are reflecting their own lives and the lives of people surrounding them.
The ability to sympathize with others emotions. When people are able to understand why someone is reacting a certain way, understand their perspective in juxtaposition to the world. We believe that empathy leads to compassion.
The urge to help another when they are suffering or going through misfortunes. We believe that when people are educated on the oppression and suffering of the world they will want to suit up and be a hero to help dismantle it.
Wanting nothing more than a person to be truly happy, when you will do anything for another person. We believe when people unite, when people want others to be happy that is when systems of oppression can be broken down, when the world can become a better place for all.
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