Analysis Of The Christian College 's ( Pcc ) Definition Of Art, And Dr. Francis Schaeffer 's Criteria For Essay

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Understanding art is often thought of as being an unreachable goal, but art should not be considered arbitrary because it influences the cultures and societies around us. The purpose of this paper is to define and also establish my opinions on Pensacola Christian College’s (PCC) definition of art, the bibliosophy of art, and Dr. Francis Schaeffer’s criteria for art. These topics are useful for artists as well as anyone else critiquing art, and can also serve as guidelines and standards for an artist when they create art.

PCC’s Definition of Art

PCC’s definition of art is stated as “the organized visual expression of ideas or feelings”. I believe this definition correctly reflects God’s personality as an artist with its emphasis on the word organized. 1 Corinthians 14:40 states “Let all things be done decently and in order”. This belief is consistently recognized throughout creation. While I agree with specifying the word organized, I disagree that art should be considered completely visual, as this leaves out areas of art such as music, performance, and writing. Overall, I believe that this definition captures art fairly well by explaining that art expresses human emotions and ideas.

Bibliosophy of Art

The bibliosophy of art defines art is four parts which are the canon, communication, the client, and creativity. The canon refers to the Bible and its authority in our life as an artist, communication defines our message as an artist, the client states who we are

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