What is Art For? Alain de Botton's Animated Guide to the Top 5 Reasons Why Art is Vital for Humanity

July 06, 2016  •  10 Comments

I want to make art accessible to as many people as I possibly can because I believe that art makes the world a better place.  

In the video below, philosopher Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity.  I thought this was a good video and I wanted to share it with my readers.  

Top 5 Reasons Why Art is Vital for Humanity
1 - Art Keeps Us Hopeful 
2 - Art Makes Us Less Lonely
3 - Art Rebalances Us
4 - Art Helps Us Appreciate 
5 - Art is Propaganda For What Really Matters

Art is a constant source of support and encouragement for the betterment of ourselves. 

If you enjoyed this video, scroll down and select the "add comment" button and say "I Love Art".  As an added bonus, let me know where you are from.  I love to meet new people.  



-Tim Layton

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I Love Art. A very thoughtful video, Tim. I enjoyed it immensely. And by the way, I'm from Castlemaine which is close to Melbourne in Australia.
I love Art!
I really enjoyed watching the video.
I found it interesting about how it rebalances us and societies. I know it keeps me hopeful and can also stimulate me to be creative too.Thanks Tim.
I am from England UK.
8.Daniel Perret(non-registered)
I aggree with all,you said. Though we need to go much deeper and differentiate what you call art and artistic endeavours that just run after fame and money and produce thus quite the contrary of what you call art.
7.Zoran Veljanoski Letra(non-registered)
I Love Art.
Tnx Tim for your fantastic blog. I'm photographer from Macedonia.
6.Tim Layton Fine Art
Hi Ivan, thank you for your comment and your kind words. Do you create art, if so, what type? Stay in touch. Tim
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