Artistic Expression Should Not Be Denied Essay

1033 Words Apr 4th, 2016 5 Pages
“It’s not just about the art, it’s about giving your soul a voice for freedom of expression” (Desiree East). Many people express themselves through art. Freedom of expression in art is independently expressing feelings through skill. In the 1700s, the Congress was against expression in any form. They decided to make it a law for anyone to express themselves if it was against the government. If anyone was caught doing this they would be thrown in jail. There were riots trying to fight against this law. Years later, after consistently fighting back, the First Amendment was created that state that we are allowed to freely express ourselves. Today, people express themselves through music, speeches, the art in museums, and communication. Artistic expression should not be denied because it is important to express one’s views in any form of expression, it is important to express one’s culture that has been inherited and it is also important to address the social issues of the time through artistic expression. Artistic expression should not be denied because it is important to express one’s views in any form of expression. Sommer Wadman observes that, “Research suggests that when people have opportunities to explore and express who they are, they gain confidence that translates into success, both in adolescence and throughout adulthood” (par. 4). According to this evidence, expressing yourself through art can gain confidence and turn into success. Tricia Graves notes, “By being…

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