Has Art lost its connection with humanity ?
Salvatore Vaccariello has pointed out in his commentary that art is a walk of faith and he has good reason.
Faith, hope, and charity are Christian virtues. From a religious standpoint, they are instilled by God in human beings and with daily practice are capable of development and growth.
Independent from our religious beliefs or the lack thereof, I believe, as I said before, that we are indeed living in a serious financial crisis resulting from a profound crisis of human values and art is being shaken by fraud and market speculation .
A true artist needs to have faith. Faith in themselves and belief in what they do. Be full of dreams and hope that come from a feeling of commitment to themselves and to the society they belong to. Working towards continuous acts of improvement, towards excellence; giving themselves in body and soul to reach their goals which will be well beyond just the financial.
Has Art lost its connection with humanity?
Has humanity lost its connection with the true values and virtues that made them as a species reach out to her ?
From their professional field, artists can and should offer the world answers.
Many grains of sand form a beach. Sorrow is good for nothing in the face of injustices.
We must offer other alternatives. Let us work hard at improving ourselves day by day. Let us cultivate virtues like fortitude, temperance, understanding, etc. Let us offer the best of ourselves in our work with the desire to do good because perhaps today we do not have the position or visibility to reach the appropriate channels so that our message (found in our work) may be broadcast, but then again, this will never come if we give up and the work is left undone.