Running head: What is art? 1 What is art? [Student’s name] [Title of the course] [Instructor’s name] [Date]
What is art? 2 Art is dynamic term which is subjective to every individual considering the human natureand opinion. It has been from the past and covers the present, so its our everyday encounter thathardly ever stop, but it lies in artist skill according to people’s perception by its nature engagingin someone in its mages, colours and the complex tangle of feelings, combinations andassociation. Through the theoretical of reality and idealism of ideas it remains controversial inthe subject of being a tangible reality or just an illusion. However, the doubt to explain art, itremains the experience in our everyday life. Consideration of the chapter one, the theoretical comparative analysis basis on art givesus a sample of some truth of art, in the philosophical critics of aesthetic theory principleswhereby the characteristics of objects and things that are inherently beautiful with combinationof real and ideal. It entails the combination of copying reality, by joining it to conceptual andimaginative art to bring about beauty of objects. Aristotle’s theory stated it as imitation or‘mimesis’ whereby an artist should initiate only ethically superior universal ideas not to ordinarypeople but restricted to less or minimum people which could assert the creating work of art likeholding up a minor up to nature because the art reflects what he or she sees in the middle ages tobring about good business, truth and beauty so the stimulation of art in this perception was likeencountering a satisfaction which people have when something works well, when pieces all fit,everything comes out right. However he ever made it clear how an artist, in practice reconsidersthe imitation of reality with the reproduction of these philosophical ideals thus he concluded theartistic work is by selecting certain parts of reality and combining hem. Plato embraced art as a form of inspiration. In him art is in more positive term inspirationchanges one’s perception in reality just like inebriation or madness thus leads to vigorouscreation of something. In his assertion, an idea exists in a state of absolute perception so art is an
What is art? 3imitation twice removed from truth reality so becomes a divine inspiration or possession. Sosince his statements in the nineteenth century, many people have defined an artistic as aninspired seer or prophet who saw things that ordinary people could not which later lead to thisplatonic inspiration which gave the artist a godlike power to penetrate reality to see hiddenmeanings and to unify matter and spirit through art. Thus through the inherent desire of goodobject seen in ideal world, the artist would want to modify it even more in a touching way, thusmuch better outcome in reality description. More of the psychological theories have their views on art. In the right brain theory, theleft brain controls language, logic and sequencing while the right controls art and intuits spatiallythus through the shift to the left, it brings about awareness and thus perception of overall patternof things which takes hold of a person, which later leads to divine inspiration thus perceptualartists who mimic what they see by hand and mind eye and differentiated from conceptual artistswho see art depicting what the mind knows in terms of ideas. Popular theories also have a different view on art principles in both realism and prettinessor just beauty. Art is defined as reality because the stimulation and moderation of the art workrepresents reality in genre, fantasy, personification and even in historical information , so theobject seen are represented in the exact way as they appear in portrait form giving differentsubjects but real meaning in conveyed to the people. Prettiness on the other hand says that artcannot be ugly but portrays a beautiful completion of what initially existed thus the philosophicalembracing of the branch of aesthetics in appreciation of beauty thus nature gives the landscapethus we wish to look at always but due to evolution from middle age to renaissance andreformation the world of real beauty is slowly diminished to abstract art whereby the destructionof nature has continued over time and this has given another view on symbolic communication
What is art? 4theory having the aspects of semiotic principle whereby art communicates by visual signsbetween artist and viewer while symbolic communication happens when the object is taken as aform of communication between people by giving it different meanings according to the way ofinteraction to it thus through some scary artistic work with stun warnings can be viewed ascontrives measures or the morality standardization by giving advice messages or they can bespiritual embracing by having artistic work whereby the image of crucifixion can imply thepainful experience and burden that Christ did carry for our sake and thus these can bring hope tothe oppressed, the sick and rejected by empathizing with the impression that the artistic conveysto the audience. Theories based on functions of art like for its own sake, religion whereby, it restricts,inspire, makes the invisible by combining the written world in the pictorial form that bringscloser the meaning in viewing than just reading, accepting the truth and way through theacceptance of the directly touching surrounding of the spiritual inscriptions of portraits ofholistic art like the nude pictures in some community whereby they may represents liberty, holyplace, the healing power or the holy deeds and in the same line through art, the models forbehavior in Aristotle works they bring about morality perception and the compliancy of Platothat it will inspire the good style. Furthermore, some theories still base their view on comparison between the arts beingreferred to as poetry whereby rules of literatures apply. The hidden phrasal meaning can only beportrayed by careful consideration of the subjects and the combinations in that some picturesmay be abstract or group which is not orderly thus should be given rational and critical analysisto provide meaning. Fine arts are distinct from applied arts, which serve as function and yet moreart as music. It affects correspondence between the senses. Thus as the sweet lynes and the
What is art? 5rhythmical piece of beat impresses thus the nature of art even the furniture, walls, surroundingcan bring about satisfaction of the heart and mind. In chapter two analysis, art principles lies in the uses and subjects in its nature known asmonograph which is picture writing of art criticism, subject and symbols even jargons, some maybe usual or others unusual according to the way represented through different styles whichdiscloses only part of its meaning or significant through understanding the backgroundinformation of social, historical, economic and psychological factors and thus the twocomplement and transform each other for the art work. The classification ranges from kinds of subjects for example, still pictures which indicatethe obvious view, narrative art like religious, mythological and genre subjects often tell part of astory that in actually has a beginning, middle and as ending usually viewed in old historicalpaintings, religious art which dates back to the beginning of the art has magical, stir emotions toall, to certain religion. Another level of art is in the symbolic, whereby it applies in personification wherebysome visual image is taken to represent something in reality to reduce perception while allegoryis very much like a personification in that it stands for an idea it means two or morepersonification performing some action conceptual or moral message is passed this can be doneby excessive exaggeration use of emotion to arouse work to prevent a proportionate or justifiedresponse to the subject. Thus, all the portraits of everyday admiration come out of the adjustmentor improvement of our own skills. Through knowledge of creativity and imitativeness toinnovation of some new objects to make our environment decorative and worthy. Thus the
What is art? 6principles discussed always rely on each other to complete artistic work either in the abstractsubjects, fantasy, nude, disorderly or just definite art.
What is art? 7 ReferenceHierinymous, Bosch. Critical Analysis: The Nature of art, chapter 1 & 2. http://art.wadsworth.com/buser02