Informative Speech Importance of Art Essay

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Informative Speech Outline

General Purpose: To inform the audience about the importance of art

Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the importance of art in the society by stating the impact of art on the society through history, in a cultural point of view, and as a way to convey a message

I. Introduction
A. Attention Getter: Art is something that could be defined in many ways. It is something created by humans to affect feelings, emotions, and intellects. According to Aristotle: “Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature's unrealized ends.” (http://quote.robertgenn.com/auth_search.php?name=Aristotle)
B. Reason To Listen: Everyone has been impacted by art
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Artists switched to a new representation of the world by creating more abstract figures.
i. [Slide] The first painting was by Vincent Van Gogh in 1889 named The Starry Night. This painting shows how the artist, during the modern art era, changed the way to conceive art by painting the world in an unrealistic way.
ii. [Slide] The second painting is part of the Contemporary period that began after the Second World War. It was made by Andy Warhol in 1967 and named Marilyn. [Blank Slide]
iii. Those periods are quite similar regarding style. Indeed, those periods signed a rupture with the renaissance by making art unrealistic.

B. Art as Symbol of a culture: As seen previously, art evolved and changed through history. However, it didn’t change only through the centuries but as well art changed according to the culture. Art is represented differently and has various criteria in every culture.
1. Europe: Even within the European culture, art is different in each civilization such as the Greek or the Egyptian art, but during the renaissance, European art started to be more homogenous in the style.
i. [Slide] This painting was made by Renoir in 1881 and named Luncheon of the Boating Party. It shows people having a lunch in France. The painting shows the culture’s clothing and quotidian life. [Blank Slide]

2. The Americas: The American art differed as well according to…