Are Memes A Form Of Art And We The Artists?


The definition of Art is relative. For you, it might be the exquisite, conventional paintings of the Renaissance or the modern abstract art that we come across today. For me, Art may be the medium through which humans communicate ideas, feelings, and concepts. So, it is or it isn’t an Art is a question most frequently asked. Memes are a way through which feelings that are witnessed by a massive number of people are addressed- in a humorous yet effective way. A viral meme crosses boundaries within minutes! Thus, using memes as the way of addressing social vices, has been a timeless success.

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Art is  created with the purpose of making someone react emotionally to it. Therefore, memes are a kind of art form because of how hilarious the content is and makes everybody laugh. Just like other art forms, memes too never fail to relax our mood. Read: Why Is Art A Great Remedy To Beat Stress. Memes are relatable. They tend to possess the advantage associated with the progress of technology. The progress of the internet age has given birth to this new form of self and community expression to raise awareness. Just like stand-up comedy, Painting, Film making; memes are up there amongst these forms of expressions as a form of art.

This meme trend allows and in fact encourages everybody to express himself/herself effectively, and in that way, it turns everybody into artists. As we all know, most of the memes are created using Photoshop. To be able to deal with Photoshop needs an eye for details, that makes it an art. Then, how aren’t memes a piece of art? However, some people say that memes are just creative containers that encapsulate idioms, jokes, reasoning and behavioural schemes. They are like food to the mind and we eat a lot of memes on a daily basis. It can be looked upon just as one of those infinite ways of expression. They are just signs. Unlike art, they do not symbolize.

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