This week I had a conversation with my class mate Justin Pena. We changed our ideas regarding whether or not art was important in today’s world. My argument was that it is important because it represents the different cultures in the world. And even better than the culture, and the similarities and differences between civilizations. It also shows how civilization progressed in some cases. Which is important in modern times for people to understand what people thought back in the day. Justin had a similar opinion to mine by believing that art is more important than people think in the whole world. Art displays and is the symbol of our civilization for thousands of years. It is the evidence of the people’s culture, tradition, and history. It tells a story or convey some form of meaning to society; notably known are the Liberty of the Barricades from the French Revolution, Mona Lisa by Da Vinci, and Michelangelo’s Statue of David. All of them display the advancement of the art revolution. In addition, such works also symbolize the culture, especially the catholic church – it was filled with remarkable paintings and statues. You may know this in the movie “Monuments Men” that in World War II the Germans stole several art and sculpture from the countries they conquered. Many saw the insignificance of it but in truth it is the sole evidence or records of our advancements in culture, technology, arts, and many more. Of course art is important in today’s world because it is there for us to know and to remember of our people’s greatest heyday.