Since ancient times, people have tried to capture the most critical moments in civilization’s development through various forms of creativity. Art has been used for dialogue between cultures and, as well as religion, to explain life and natural phenomena that defied scientific justification (Hauser, 2018). Different kinds of art, including visual (painting, sculpture, architecture), performing (dance, theater, cinema), literature, and other media (music, speech), are an essential part of human culture.
An almost limitless field of study drives the choice of creative activity for the task. There are a vast number of different genres and ways of broadcasting art in the world. Therefore, it is always possible to find the type of creativity that will satisfy one’s specific needs. The central part of the research will be devoted to the influence of art on the individual’s psychological state. Depending on the type, genre, and method of demonstration, creativity can leave completely different impressions (Koureas, 2017). The work’s primary goal is to find and identify the patterns by which one can track the influence of a particular type of artwork on a person. Some kinds of art can have an apparent positive effect on the psychological state, while others, on the contrary, can put a person in an unstable condition.
It should be noted that within the framework of this research, there is no specific practical approach to fine art due to the subjective perception of reality by each individual taken separately. In the context of the system of healthcare, there is a separate area of art therapy in which a patient uses art for medicinal purposes (Kapitan, 2017). This can be a passive observation and contemplation of paintings, performances, films, listening to music, and direct participation in the process (Chiang et al., 2019). Art therapy phenomenon’s primary purpose is to switch a person’s attention from his psychological state to the operation of creation.
Art has a tremendous impact on social life as the elements of creativity surround people daily. Several forms and approaches to art are used in the healthcare system for therapeutic purposes. It should be noted that art therapy is flexible and does not have specific mandatory forms or strict frameworks. The principles of such treatment can be used both with the help of a specialist and independently.
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Kapitan, L. (2017). Introduction to art therapy research. Routledge.
Koureas, G. (Ed.). (2017). ” Art, history and the senses”: 1830 to the present. Routledge.