Art is a funny thing. If it arouses emotions then the art was successful. If not, then maybe not so successful.
"ART = LIFE" means different things to different artist. What I meant was that for some artist, creating their art could mean their death.
Art is a cultural entity reflecting each society's vision of their population. Creating that art was and is a bold statement mirroring that artist's dreams.
Politically, the art could bring down their society and even more deadly, it could bring an end to their life.
Those of us who are privileged and can create freely are truly blessed!
See "Monuments Men" movie... See how important art is to our world!
Art pic from my own private collection W.E.T. River Trips
Art Life pic from Google images