Picture a world without the influence of art:
There would be no music because music is an art, what about colors? How about clothes? Those need to be designed, I guess everyone would wear the same outfit? What about furniture, interiors, portraits? All of those are artistic. Houses? Would we all live in caves? Architects are needed to design houses (uh-oh, there's that "d" word!) Ha, ha.
Can anyone add to this? I am trying to make a point to the CEO of my company - that art IS important, that it NEEDS to be in the schools.