Vanneza Mae Villegas BSBMMeanings of ArtArt comes from the Aryan root word "AR" which means to join or toput together.From "AR", we can derive two Greek verbs "artizein"which means to prepare, and "arkiskeins" which means to puttogether.The Latin term "ARS" means everything that is artificiallymade or composed by man.Art - very vital in our daily existenceconsidering that man learned to draw before he could even start totalk as attested by the early paintings shown inprehistoricalperiod.the arts are the concrete pieces of eveidence inthe study of the humanities ranging from the prehistoric stone toolsof the primitive men to the more advanced and more compleximplements and machinery of the modern man.Nature of Art1. Art is not nature; art is made by man.- It is mans interpretation of objects perceived by him as art has beencreated by all people at all times.2. Arts greatest achievement is that it creates a permanentimpression of the passing scene, unlike a fresh flower which will notstay fresh - somehow it withers.But the freshness of the flower as captured in a simple painting willalways stay fresh. Therefore, art never grows old as recorde by theartists vision. The main purpose of art is to entertain the audience inmany techniques like using colors or lines and making you reallyponder over what you see.3. Art imitates life and one can tell the values, traditions, feelings anddreams as well as aspirations of the artist which are clearlymanifested in his own use of colors, lines, forms and symbols.The artists own style and approaches give achance to preserve lifewith the use of particular media.
There are other meanings which have been stated by prominentgeniuses.1. Leo Tolstoy - Russian novelist, "art is a means of union among allmen, a means of communication."2. Beneditto Croce - Italian philosopher and profound thinker in thefield of aesthetics.- "Art is vision. The artist creates a picture of phantasm."A3. St. Thomas Aquinas - art is the direct opposite of the practical. Themerits of the work of art do not depend on the taste or wish of theartist; they are the outcome of the work itself. Thus, an artist may beimmoral, and yet his work may be good.4. Aristotle - art has no other end but itself. All arts are patterned onnature. Art is also the right reason for making things.5. Aldous Huxley - art springs from an urge to order and this is so inthe sense that the artist selects from and arranges the rpofusion ofnature.6. Henry James - life is all inclusion and confusion, while art isdiscrimination and selection.7. Herbert Read - art is a pattern informed by sensibility, emotionwhich cultivates good form, both leading to haqrmony, which is thesatisfaction of our sense of beauty.8. Emile Zola - art is a corner of nature seen through a temperament.9. John Dewey - art is experience...the refined and intensified forms ofexperience are works of art.AA