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Why Art

Updated: May 9, 2023

©Pablo Picasso Guernica

There is so much value that we can put forward in this world–so many paths to releasing that abundance. I want to ask a question to all aspiring artists that I feel is a valid question. Do you have to create? Not, "Do you want to?". No; do you Have to? Do you lay awake at night, or daydream in the day of all the ways you can move on stage, the different ways you could create a colorful brushstroke on a blank canvas? The obsessive nature of creation goes hand in hand with great art. Whether that refers to visual, musical, kinesthetic, or emotive art that is a secondary variable. The principle of creation is to extend one's experience–perspective into a transcendental form where it can have its influence and experience in the mind–the heart of another.

Throughout history, art has been used to captivate and inspire change. Arts' significance as a cultural time capsule cannot and should not be underestimated. Pictured above, as an example, I have included Guernica by Pablo Picasso to showcase the horrors of warfare and who really is affected. The people, the children, and innocent families were effective in this particular bombing by Germany in the civilian Spanish town of Guernica. The painting hauntingly captures the terror and egregious nature of this aerial attack and the grief that follows. My intention in sharing this captivating piece of art is to convey to you the very power art has to remind us of historical perspectives so we can learn from times past. Art can assist the human race as a compass guiding us through to a brighter future.

Isaiah Romero-Cordova is a professional model, working actor–musician, and contestant finalist for Broadway Bound Live Season 2. He can be located on IMBd-isaiahromerocordova, instagram @the_isaiahromerocordova_, and TikTok @the_isaiaromerocordova.

Isaiah Romero-Cordova

17th April 2023

Broadway Bound Live

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