Soccer: A Cherished Art Form
By Michael Shanks
A painter trains his arm and hand to make specific movements with a paintbrush on a medium. A soccer player trains his whole body to make specific movements with a soccer ball.
His ’’whole’’ body partakes in his art form. Not only that, but his art form directly mingles, intermixes, and meshes with those of his teammates and the larger, more organized art form of team strategy.
Going further, these creative bodies of art clash up against the opposing team’s artful strategy, with individuals clashing up against other individuals as well.
In a sense, the winner of a soccer match is determined by an infinite number of complex motions made by individuals in order to create a larger, more cohesive and effective creative strategy than the opposing team.
For many, the game of soccer is the greatest art form of all. Worldwide, it is undisputedly the most practiced art form, played by billions every single day.
Everyday kids across the world pick up a soccer ball and try to master it.
One artist on the soccer field is Sergio Busquets of Barcelona:
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