Performing and Visual Arts Paper

Monica Miller


October 30, 2011
Professor Rugby

Performing and Visual Arts

      Performing and visual arts are usually generically defined as art that is only visual. That definition only implies the simple aspect to what performing and visual arts entail; moreover, there are several other reasons that this art form does not allow a restriction of definition.
      As an audience member of many performing art shows, I have been emotionally and intellectually moved and connected to both stand-still art and performance art. Soothing art forms such as dance to instrumental melodies in a play can intensify emotions of an audience, the sweet, precise words of an artist singing a story of relevance can be mind-blowing and powerful, and a piece of canvas that consists of pure, beautifully decorated strokes of paint exhibited in unpredictable arrays of color is enough to captivate and motivate personal feelings to other audience member’s life milestones.
      Therefore, the value and reasons of studying performance and visual arts are plentiful. For example, many people discover their artistic, yet, natural sides when they are introduced and exposed to these art forms. This action, in return, encourages self expression and can also stimulate one’s mind and create awareness from art that exhibit social issues and the need for cultural sensitivity. Being exposed to such things early in life can is almost as imperative as eating three meals a day. Art is an important factor in social and cultural gain and serves as a medium for human connections.
      Humans having been involved in performing and visual arts for billions years, but have done so unknowingly. Most humans are consistent participants in the arts because it paves a pathway to their creative selves, and this pathway launches their self awareness, in return, boosts their self concept and self esteem....