Art is an integral part of humanity’s history. It has been with us since the beginning, and will continue to be a part of our future. However, art can also be hard to define; what one person may see as a masterpiece another might view as not worth their time or money. On this blog post we are going to look at some pieces that have inspired readers, contributors and commenters alike through the years.
Every year, one of the most popular events in art is Art Basel. This event takes place in Miami every December and features some of the most inspiring pieces of media art from around the world. One gallery at this year’s show was called Red Bull Media House which showcased a variety of amazing works including videos, films, images, sculptures, and more! Here are some examples that were featured:
- “Breath” by Akosua Adoma Owusu shows a man breathing underwater with his oxygen tank running out
- “A Routine Traffic Stop” by David Aylward has gone viral because it captures how an officer treats black men compared to white men during traffic stops.
- “The Dress” is the most viewed video on YouTube and has been shared all over the world. It’s a short film about a dress that appears white in some light and blue in others, with people arguing about what color it actually is. The video reached 100 million views within one week after being released onto YouTube by its creators.
- “Dear Mr. Watterson”. It’s an animated documentary about one man’s effort to find his own voice in the world, through drawing.
- “What does it mean?” This video takes you through a journey with artist Faisal Abdu’Allah who guides you through his creative process while discussing what inspires him and how he tries to create meaning out of life.