Why is art an expression of mind and emotions?

One view of emotional expression in art is that it is preceded by a disturbance or excitement for a vague cause that the artist is not sure about and is therefore anxious. Then, the artist proceeds to express his feelings and ideas with words, paint, stone or similar, clarifying them and managing to release tension. For emotions to move freely through us, they must be accepted and expressed. Doing so encourages us and fuels our creativity.

Fortunately, experiencing emotions directly through art is quite simple, if you consider the process. Art is an expression and a response to our emotions; it represents our innermost thoughts through an aesthetic experience. A person's innermost feelings are reflected in their art. Emotionalism is a critical and aesthetic theory of art that emphasizes the expressive qualities of art.

People often associate art with meaning and emotions because artists can use their emotions to create exceptional works of art. According to the latter, art consists, as an activity, of transmitting emotions to other people; whereas, according to the former, art's relationship with the public is only a possibility, not a need. If you're obsessed with staying “safe” with art or you're worried about what others think your art should be, you'll end up not revealing much about yourself.