Will you please speak about the role of art in your life. What types of arts do you prefer?

The arts, also called fine arts, modes of expression that use skill or imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects,environments, or experiences that can be shared with others.

Traditional categories within the arts include

  • literature (poetry, drama, story, and so on)
  • the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
  • the graphic arts (painting, drawing, design, and other forms expressed on flat surfaces)
  • the plastic arts (sculpture, modeling)
  • the decorative arts (enamelwork, furniture design, mosaic, etc.)
  • the performing arts (theatre, dance, music)
  • music (as composition)
  • architecture (often including interior design).

There are many different types of arts in the world. The most popular ones are cinema, theater, literature, music and painting. I’d like to tell you a little bit about each of these arts. First of all, my favourite type of art is music. It has always fascinated me how people create such melodic tunes. I love all genres of music, be it jazz, classical, pop, rock, reggae, opera, blues or else.

Music can change my mood. If I’m sad I try to listen to something cheerful, for example, disco music. If I want to think in loneliness, I prefer classical music. I’m glad that there are so many devices nowadays which allow us to listen to music everywhere we wish like radios, MP-3 players, Ipods, mobile phones.

I am fond of literature. I like reading interesting historical and sci-fi novels and detective stories. I also value the works of famous writers and poets. Speaking of Ukrainian writers I enjoy Taras Shevchenko and Lesya Ukrainka poems. Their works are world-famous and many books have been translated into other languages.

Theater is gradually becoming an outdated type of art. On the contrary, cinemas become more popular. There are many great theatres and large cinemas in Ukraine.  I strongly believe that people should respect the work of actors and attend theatres more often. As for me, I don’t really like cinemas. If I want to watch a new movie, I watch it online at home.

Painting is another form of art. Museums and art galleries have always attracted me. A museum is a stock of the world’s masterpieces, it is the place, where you can enrich knowledge, look at the achievements of mankind, satisfy your aesthetic tastes. Museums give us the possibility to get in touch with the past. Every time visiting museums we discover something new for ourselves.

I think that painting is an amazing activity which helps our body and soul relax and acquire inner harmony and balance. One of my friends is really good at it and often takes part in artistic contests and exhibitions. She is going to enter the University of Arts after graduating from school. Her works include oil paintings and watercolor. I am a great fan of her talent. I must confess that I am jealous of my friend’s talent.

In conclusion, I would like to say that art plays an important role in the life of a man and it is impossible to live without it.