Design situation:In accordance with the continuous evolution andchanges in technology, lifestyles, cultures, occupations and all other aspectsof living, one of the few constants in the advancement of the human race hasbeen the arts. We tend to think of beautiful cave paintings as art. But that’s only about 40,000 yearsold. We know that 85,000 years ago, in southern Africa, our ancestors werecarving on ostrich eggshells. Twenty thousand years earlier, they were drillingholes in small shells and wearing them around their necks.
One hundred thousandyears before that, they were crumbling ochre and rubbing it on their bodies.Five hundred thousand years before that, they were making tools that wereincredibly beautiful and aesthetic. Art is very deeply embedded inhuman history and is a basic evolutionary trait.It has long been taken for granted that art ispresent in all aspects of human activity and culture, and that it has variousimportant roles in society. But increasingly, in many corners of global societywe can see that people feel art has become distant from everyday life and thatit no longer inspires them and has nothing to do with their daily lives.
Today,art has sadly lost its place and significance in the modern, cosmopolitanworld, and this is evident from the large number of art education programsbeing shut down in schools and colleges across the globe.Knowing this, I have taken it upon myself topromote the importance of art in the 21st century and to showcaseits evolution through an informative website, which will be targeted towardsboth educators and students to help them understand and realize that the artsare an essential part of a holistic learning and growing experience in themodern world.My topic goes well with the global context”Orientation in Space and Time,” as my product explores the evolution anddevelopment of art across various parts of the world and showcases how it haschanged through the course of centuries. My product also serves as a reminderof what humans have lost and gained in the field of art over time and recordsits history for our future generations to understand.· Whatrole does art play in modern society?· Whathas been the significance of art in history?· Whatis the importance of promoting art and its evolution?· Whatsignificance will art have in the future?· Whatare the reasons for art programs being shut down today?· Howhave art forms evolved over time?· Howdo art forms differ from place to place?· Whatare some examples of similar websites and their features?· Whatmaterials and tools do I have?