We post. We blog. We tweet. We pin. We share. We infringe. Posting images and video online through various channels of social media is part of daily life for many Americans. When we view a work of art that captivates us, we may feel a compelling urge to share that image—and that feeling—with the rest of the world, whether it is for aesthetic interest, educational value, or simple curiosity. Art has the tendency to captivate because it quite often evokes emotional responses. We feel something when we experience a connection with a work of art, and we naturally want to express to others how it makes us feel. Whether art inspires, brings pangs of nostalgia, rouses self-reflection, induces curiosity and an urge to learn, or just simply brings happiness to the viewer, art enables and promotes communication and discourse.
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