Cultural Effects On Art

Color, vibrance, intensity, thought, expression. Art is all of those things and so much more. It a unique form of self expression, but also a way to say something without using words. Over the years, and all around the world, there is a wide variety of art and its purposes. The different art styles around the world can give us inspiration, help us feel empathy or even fear. Cultural differences definitely influence art and art styles. For example, the art seen in Greece would be considered more graphic than that of American Art. Greek Art can vary from depictions of their gods to sculptures of civilians. American art, on the other hand, is much more “filtered”, meaning there is a lack of nudity in most of the art we see. That is partially due to the fact that parents in America aren’t as open with intimate topics as other countries and societies. France is another good example of some unique art styles. Modern art in France tends to use an assortment of bright or vivid colors to depict people, places, events, etc. Here are some images of art from around the world:


Greek statue Discobolus, 450-460 BC

French interpretation of World War 2

Piece by a Russian surrealist painter


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