I would like to comprehend the meaning of the phrase power of art. An example, for some context:

You are a person that appreciates the power of art.

How do I use this phrase "The power of art" and when?


You appreciate the power of X implies two statements:

  1. X is powerful.
  2. You appreciate this power.

X can be pretty much anything, figurative or literal, and you can use this kind of construction very freely:

  • The power of television came to be vital in the 1950s
  • The ancient Greeks understood the power of rhetoric.
  • "The power of love / a force from above" (song lyric from Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  • "The power of love is a curious thing / make one man weep, another man sing" (song lyric from Huey Lewis and the News)
  • Don't underestimate the power of this engine (mechanical power)
  • Don't underestimate the power of advertising (commercial or political power)
  • Don't underestimate the power of the King's Regiment (military power)
  • Don't underestimate the power of persuasion (personal power)
  • "The power of love, a force from above" - Lyric from Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Mike Brockington Jun 26 '19 at 14:50
  • @MikeBrockington many thanks! Corrected – jonathanjo Jun 26 '19 at 14:56

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