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Why is art a good way to explain something to a group of people who don’t speak the same language?

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Comments (22)

  • global-conversation.png motivated_globe | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    17 May 2021

    Whatever language you do speak whatever way you communicate, whether, with sign language or eye contact, we all understand the same language. Art was never a silent language. It's the one which unites human beings with all their different beliefs and traditions. With art, creativity is brought up to another level of beauty. In my opinion, art isn't defined as an activity for an aesthetic purpose as they say, music for example is a sport for our ears and a detergent from the cacophony we hear daily. Besides humanity, art is what humans are united for.In my country, except some young artists, other people don't really care about what art is or what message it wants to convey. Most of the public don't view the world as they should as a masterpiece, that we are assuming the responsibility to get the best out of it.

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  • global-conversation.png friendly_globe | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    17 May 2021

    Art is the expression of creativity in visual form and it carries the message that one could have written. This helps people who speak different languages have a clear understanding of everything the piece of art is talking about unlike when in written form. When in written form, the interpretation of it would differ from other languages.

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  • global-conversation.png bright_blackberry | Jabalia Prep C School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 May 2021

    Hello
    " Why is art a good way to explain something to group of people who don't speak the same ? "
    - Because art is a human language that all people understand , wha their with signs of words .

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  • global-conversation.png educated_leopard | New Tafo M/A (CRIG) JHS | Ghana
    17 May 2021

    It is a good way to explain something to a group of people who don't speak the same language because, if someone is deaf and he or she sees a piece of artwork, it helps the person to understand what is going on better. People who speak different languages may need others to interprate what is written on the billboard or posters and can cause a great deal but when they see an artwork, they can realize what is going on.

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  • global-conversation.png powerful_opinion | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    18 May 2021

    Art is an expression that is interpreted in so many ways .One can neither be right nor wrong .It is understood by all.

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  • global-conversation.png adventurous_tradition | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    18 May 2021

    Art gives you the visual message, and a direct explanation that sums The Whole story up which is easily comprehensible by the brain , hence it saves time and stress of explanation in different language, more so, the message sticks to the memory thus , it’s easily remembered.However, different people interpret same picture differently, what appears 6 can appear 9 to another person or what appear white can appear blurred to another person.

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    1. global-conversation.png great_juniper | Usra Academy | Nigeria
      adventurous_tradition's comment 18 May 2021

      You are right! Art truly saves time and stress, it is a universal language that brings brings people together.

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  • global-conversation.png smart_mouse | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    18 May 2021

    First what is art?
    Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
    Art is a good way to explain something to people because so many people may not be able to understand the language and the information that the writer is trying to explain or pass on.but if art is used it will be more easier to understand what the individual is trying to pass on .
    So art is good in passing on information because it is the most simplest language in the world and everyone can easily understand it.
    THANKS

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  • global-conversation.png hardworking_truth | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    18 May 2021

    As the saying goes "a picture is worth a thousand words", by seeing the art work, others who speak different languages will be able to understand it. Art is a universal form of non verbal communication that others with different languages can easily interprete.

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  • global-conversation.png great_juniper | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    18 May 2021

    Art is the creative expression of one’s feelings, thoughts and ideas which grows out of an experience in a visual form. It could also be the ability to create beautiful and thought provoking work. But most of all art, is a universal language, what ever culture or tradition you practice, or whichever language you speak art speaks for all. Even in the midst of diversity art brings all together.
    In Nigeria where we have 250 ethnic groups and 500 languages, art plays a huge role in our traditions and cultures by uniting all. Most people in the rural areas barely speak or understand English language which is the official language, but they are still carried along when anything of importance is about to happen. Understanding each other would have been difficult if not for art and the media.

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  • global-conversation.png trustworthy_planet | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    19 May 2021

    Art is an universel language. Everyone can understand it because a beautiful picture is better than a long and boring speech. Art is beautiful, art is nice, and people enjoy pretty thinks, and give it importance. A paiting doesn't need words to be explained. A sculpture doesn't need to talk to pass a message.
    The talent of an artist is enough to raise awareness!

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  • global-conversation.png rhetorical_engineer | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    19 May 2021

    Art is a common language , anyone can understand it but not all in the same way . A picture , a statue , a dance ... can have different meanings for each person .
    It is also easy to understand and funny too :

    It is better to focus on the details of a piece of art and think about it while seeing the Beautiful colours and different shapes , than Reading long articles , news or books…
    Also some pieces can tell a whole story by only Visualising it ...

    So instead of annoying people every second " You need to do this " , " Read this and contribute at that " , " You know ...... and ….. " without even being sure they understand you or they give importance to what are you saying and maybe if they are even noticing you ...
    Showing them a drawing , a play , a movie or a song … will attract them more and probably be a way to inform them about something while amusing them and pushing they creativity and imagination .

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  • global-conversation.png courageous_starfruit | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    19 May 2021

    Art is a field of creativity and innovation that is the common language spoken by all people around the world. Each has its own thoughts and feelings, but they express them in the same language, which is art. Therefore, if we want to express our opinion on a topin or express our feelings, then art is the best way for that.

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  • global-conversation.png amusing_meaning | Junior Secondary School | Nigeria
    19 May 2021

    Art is a good way to explain something to a group of people who don't speak the same language because.... Art is a character of it own, it speaks more clearly as it point to time and season of the event. It could indicate a culture or tradition of the people or something that happen or dipito the history and cultural value of people of a particular tribe or region.
    To my own experience during the covid 19 period when the lock down was over, I went to a town just to see my aunt, little do I know that ahead they were police men arresting people who don't have their mask because that was the rule, behold turning to my left I saw a beautiful art work showing the picture of someone wearing a mask and another not wearing a mask being interrogated by the police men.
    That art has already spoken for itself warning me of danger ahead, since I was not with mine I decided to branch to a near by shop to get one. Art may seem ordinary but it is of great value, this could also show that improving on art work will easily communicate to so many people of different languages and background and equally help in saving the environment.

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  • global-conversation.png jubilant_spring | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    19 May 2021

    "Art speaks where words are unable to explain" Humans found that they could say things with colors and shapes that they couldn't express in any other ways, things they had no words for because art is a universal language that everyone could understand . So even if we don't speak the same language, we can all understand the message conveyed through an artistic work .

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg authentic_earth | Michael Faraday School
    20 May 2021

    Art is a good way, since through art you can say lots of things you can't say with words. Art is one of the best ways to express yourself. Art is a universal way to speak to people that don't speak the same language as you.
    In art you can show how you feel by the colours you use or the figures you're drawing. This is harder to do through words.

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  • global-conversation.png gutsy_climate | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    20 May 2021

    Art is a language of emotions it speaks to the heart and mind ,therfore art is a international language that everyone understand, which makes it the best to use for people who don't speak the same language.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg hardworking_apple | Michael Faraday School
    20 May 2021

    Art can express emotion, feelings and words. Each colour you choose means something different which shows that every detail in your art can mean something to everyone. People can only see your art finished, they can not see you make it, so they didn't know what was going on in your head yet they still understand it. So that is why every symbol you draw every figure means something. Art helps people understand even if it is different in different places; I mean yes the style is different but the meaning is the same. Like how someone can speak to you the same language but they can have an accent but you still understand them. So even if you have different style with everyone else you still can see what they are trying to represent. Art is a language. A language everyone understands.

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  • global-conversation.png thoughtful_knowledge | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    20 May 2021

    Art is actually one of the best ways for people to express themselves seeing it as an underrated, yet a great, way of sending a message from a person to another. And the best thing about it is that it could convey a message to one specific person the same way as it could to people all around the world. And it helps artists to express themselves in a way that people would understand them.
    Moreover, I think that art can be a great coping mechanism for dealing with whatever a person is going through. It might really help their mental health and make them more relaxed.
    It's such a delightful way to take a little time away from your problems, and to express your feelings at the same time. And perhaps you've heard someone say that "art is a universal language" before and I couldn't agree more, and thanks to this perk, art is able to help people communicate with each other no matter how far away they are from one another.
    That's why I think that art is one of the best ways to help us spread awareness about universal problems and urgent issues like climate change and can bridge all communication barriers
    For this during the recent global climate change marches and strikes, many people have been carrying creative signs and placards to get their message across.
    Some even dressed up in costumes, danced, sang or played instruments.

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  • global-conversation.png proactive_studio | Usra Academy | Nigeria
    21 May 2021

    An art is a creation, which is used to express a thought.

    An art can be seen or touched.

    Art at many times, convey more meaning than spoken words.

    Art is a universal language.

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  • global-conversation.png secure_idea | Lake Bank Pioneer Preparatory | Tunisia
    23 May 2021

    People have used art to communicate with each other without relying on words. Because Art can express political ideas, reinforce religion, or convey deeply personal thoughts.
    Through culturally and personally relevant narratives, the arts engage people emotionally. The arts utilize cognitive and emotional structures to facilitate dialogue.
    That's why the goal of every artist is to convert a message to everyone even if they don't speak the same language, and all of these messages together make the meaning of the artwork.
    Meaning in an artwork is more important than style and skill, because it is the ultimate purpose of creative work

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