“Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumped. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.”
What he is saying in this quote is that this and all other forms of art can drive your daily life, it can motivate you, and it can attune to your emotions; and Dimebag uses his art to inspire these emotions in others.
“Musicians tend to get bored playing the same thing over and over, so I think it’s natural to experiment.”
Dimebag talks about how it’s too common for artists to just follow the status quo of other artists, and not go outside the parameters of what’s popular. Dimebag wasn’t afraid to experiment, and greatly shows us by this one quote alone.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”
Pablo believed art should be much more than a pastime, he believed it should be a way to express ourselves and even get a break from the harsh realities of life. On top of this, I also believe this quote means art can help transform our lives from what we perceive as boring into whatever we want it to be.
“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary”
In this quote, Pablo Picasso is saying that there is no such thing as unnecessary in art. In the art that he did, he believed everything he did was extraordinarily pertinent, no matter if it were on purpose or accident. This is why people say “there are no wrong answers” in art, because in art, when we eliminate all things unnecessary, nothing is wrong.
To me, art is a way to express who you are spiritually, mentally, and physically. Artists that I look up to believe this as well, and people like Dimebag Darrell used his amazing guitar skills to create what he perceived as art; and we all have different perceptions of art like, just as Pablo Picasso said. Art is a beauty that cannot be judged or discriminated against, because it is unique to each person that creates it, art is a truly important form of expression, and has been since the day it was first created; and I do believe it will continue to be forever.