Art historians study which artists might influence others by examining the descriptive attributes of art. However, finding influences is a sophisticated process that involves studying the historical, social, and personal context related to the artist and to the art.
Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. Research has shown art affects the fundamental sense of self. Painting, sculpture, music, literature and the other arts are often considered to be the repository of a society's collective memory
Artists are influenced by just about anything – their life, environment, childhood, school, work, television, movies, other artists, etc. I think everything we see and experience in life influences our art in some way, whether directly or indirectly. All artists have influences, whether we want to admit it or not.Bryannasalaz