The World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts which was declared by the International Association of Art in order to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide.
“the turmoil our world is currently living through, needs the power that freedoms of thought, and speech can bring to this tumultuous world. And who better to lead this effort than the artists of this world.” – Notes the World Art Day website
April 15 is World Art Day.
The first celebration held in 2012.
The proposal was sponsored by Bedri Baykam of Turkey and co-signed by Rosa Maria Burillo Velasco of Mexico, Anne Pourny of France, Liu Dawei of China, Christos Symeonides of Cyprus, Anders Liden of Sweden, Kan Irie of Japan, Pavel Kral of Slovakia, Dev Chooramun of Mauritius, and Hilde Rognskog of Norway.
The date was decided in honor of the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci.
“By having World Art Day coincide with the birth of da Vinci, rather than any number of other equally renowned and deserving artists, the day also hints at the importance of the arts, and artistic thinking, beyond the strictly fine arts domain.” – sciencelens.co.nz/
A few quotes to celebrate the World Art Day
“When I say artist, I mean the one who is building things…some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen.” – Jackson Pollock
“A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” – Paul Cezanne
“Great art picks up where nature ends.” – Marc Chagall