World Art Day

Each year on April 15th, World Art Day is observed to promote the creation, dissemination, and appreciation of art. The International Association of Art, a UNESCO partner, established the day to raise awareness of creative work around the world. Every year, World Art Day events help to strengthen the connections between creative works and society, raise awareness of the multiplicity of artistic expressions, and recognise artists’ contributions to long-term development. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the importance of arts education in schools, since culture may help to create a more inclusive and equal educational environment.

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History of World Art Day

The International Association of Art’s 17th General Assembly in Guadalajara, Mexico, established World Art Day. The date was chosen in honour of Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday, who is regarded as a symbol of free expression, pluralism, tolerance, world peace, and, of course, a visionary in the realm of arts and other fields, and has been celebrated since the year of 2012. Art can take many forms, but the formal categories were Architecture, Painting, Sculpting, Music, Literature, as well as Dance (first established in Ancient Greece). Ricciotto Canudo, a renowned cinematography professor as well as a critic, later named cinema as the 8th art in the year of 1911.

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Significance

In order to honour Leonardo da Vinci, World Art Day is observed on his birthday. Da Vinci was selected as a representation of world peace, free expression, tolerance, and fraternity, according to the IAA. Leonardo da Vinci also is an example of the Fine Arts’ influence on other fields. World Art Day has also received online support, particularly from the Google Art Project.

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