I feel like we too often misinterpret the word “art” and shrink its meaning to something plain and not artistic at all. This simple three letter combination simultaneously makes people think about some huge masterpieces like van Gogh’s “Starry Night” or da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”. Which is totally cool, don’t get me wrong. But that common train of thought kind of makes me sad because it drifts people too far away from the beautifully complex thing that art actually is. It becomes something unachievable, something unreachable, something that only blessed ones can do (or be). And that’s not right. I think we should see art in far more places. Most of them, at least. Because it actually IS all around us.
It’s in the way you like to wear your hair and in the way it messes up when it starts raining. It’s in the way you think and in the way you sometimes rather not to. It’s in the way you drink your coffee. And the way you always put two straws in your drinks instead of one. It’s in the way you love chocolate-covered raisins when everybody seems to hate them. It’s in the look on your face when you get lost in the pages of your favorite book. It’s hidden in your desire to be completely free and in the way you sometimes would give anything to belong. It’s in all your insecurities and in the way you don’t think about them anymore. It’s in the way you take your Instagram pictures and in the way they still don’t match despite trying really hard. It’s in the way you run when you get scared. And in the way you walk. It’s in the way you love. In the way you eat. The way you dream. Cry. See. Sleep.
It’s in the way you dress. And this one is definitely one of my favorite.
Art is everywhere and it’s in all of us. No matter how big or how small.
Pants – ZARA
Top – H&M
Hand bag – ZARA
Shoes – Vans
What does “ART” mean to you?
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