“All art is quite useless”, said Oscar Wilde in the introduction of his famous novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, which was published in 1890. He said this because he believed that the aim of art was, “Simply, to create a mood. It is not meant to instruct, or to influence action in anyway.”
Art means something different to each one of us.
- Do you agree with Oscar Wilde?
- Do you share my view, that art and creativity have the power to address some of the world’s biggest problems?
- Or is it something that has never really crossed your mind?
In this blog, I would like to explore what art means to you, explain why I think art is such a powerful tool and talk about just a few of the ways that creativity is achieving amazing things in the UK today.