Why Fine Art is Important

We look at the importance of fine art in an ever-changing world.

People value art in many ways, whether it be music, fashion, poetry, or indeed paintings.



Suppose you were to ask someone, what would be the best investment piece to buy. They might say a watch, property, or perhaps gold. Often, they will also mention fine art. Since time immemorial, people have had a relationship with art in some way or another. It has always been and will continue to be an integrated part of our life, regardless of ethnicity, political leanings, or cultural heritage. 

People appreciate art in various ways, including music, dancing, poetry, drawings, paintings, and even graffiti. Some people like being directly involved in the creation of art (artists), while others enjoy experiencing and appreciating it. Whatever the case, the arts significantly impact how people see and interact with others and the world in general. Art may aid us emotionally, financially, and mentally, and it can even help mould our individual and communal personalities.


Welsh Mountainous Landscape oil on canvas by Sir Kyffin Williams

Sold for £16,000


There are several reasons why art is vital in the world today, and in the future. We have collated a few motivations why, in our humble view, fine art is immensely valuable to the world. 


We have a natural talent for art

The ability of people to naturally conjure up creative works and how such creations inspire and drive us is still the subject of numerous research and debate regarding the origins of fine art. It appears that our DNA is pre-programmed to enjoy and produce art. That might be the only logical explanation for why toddlers scribble on walls, play with their food, and react to music without being trained. Furthermore, even if it isn't with one of the recognised arts, everyone has some artistic thread (music, visual, fine arts, etc.). 


Thomas Buttersworth, 'The Loss of the 'Royal George' 104 Guns off Spithead, 29th August 1782'

Sold £15,000

Art crosses all divides

People from various social, cultural, and political backgrounds can readily understand works of art, whether tangible or intangible. One of the reasons music is considered to be a universal language is because of this. It is also possible to obtain insight and comprehension of other people's past and present-day realities by studying artefacts/artworks and revealing hidden meanings in literature, music, and poetry.


Antonio Ermolao Paoletti, A Venetian scene of a young girl hand feeding a bird

Sold £10,000

Fine Art is good for you

Fine art is highly beneficial to physical, emotional, and mental well-being for various reasons; including beautifying the environment and assisting in relieving stress and suffering. People often turn to music in order to help them cope with sadness and challenging times. Creating or performing a work of art can be a therapeutic experience for artists such as musicians, dancers, painters and authors, whilst providing a sense of accomplishment. Numerous studies have shown that individuals feel better when they create art, consume it, or experience something linked to art.


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