Eric Arthur Blair, known as George Orwell, was an English writer whose work was set apart from others' by a sharp insight and significant awareness of social treachery, an extraordinary resistance to totalitarianism, a creativity energy, and an abiding faith in democratic socialism. His impact on contemporary culture, social and political, continues decades after his death. A few of his neologisms, including the expression "Orwellian" — now an aphorism for any manipulative and restrictive social system — have entered the vernacular.
Visual art might seem like a distant topic to those who are given to books, words, and reading. One simply cannot be focused on all the arts at the same time. But, it is advisable to become educated about the visual arts, whether you paint, or just like to visit galleries.