What Is Art? Essay

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What is Art?The question itself is like a mystery wrapped inside an enigma.This very same topic has been on the minds of the mahachon party and also a topic for debate for centuries together.Just what exactly is art?What a question! Unveiling the mystery I would like to pen the most significant points mentioned by the prominent personalities, historians and also include my own perception of it.It is a form of expression. It is beautiful, ugly, tasteful, distasteful, impressionistic, realistic....and a plethoraof adjectives and eloquence.Art is everywhere. It lives in the ...view middle of the document...

It can be pretty much anything that expresses an idea. Even something as common as speech is art. Everyone speaks with a different voice, and each voice is a piece of art. Art surrounds us. It is encountered so often that often we don't realize art when we see it. All too often we ignore art. We overlook the ideas and thoughts behind it.Anyone can look at a painting and say "Wow! That's beautiful!" How many of us can actually stop and say "Wow! Now I understand!" Art is around to teach us. We can learn so much about ourselves and the world around us.Many times we create art without a conscious reason. We believe that we are just making a pretty picture. Usually we are expressing a subconscious idea. If take the time to actually analyze and critique our artwork we could possibly find out something about ourselves. Often, we use art to express some repressed feelings. Everyone has some feeling or thought that they wish to express but they are afraid. Art is seen as a window of opportunity for these people. They can express what has been on their mind without the worry of embarrassment. Even if a person does confront them about the meaning of the art, they can create a fictional story if they are still afraid. Even people who have feelings that are not repressed use art to express themselves. These people may...

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