What is your idea of art? Art can be made in many different styles from Earth art made with sticks and stones to a beautiful painting.You can also make art from scraps such as broken tools. These are all different kinds of art, many artists are known for certain kinds of art.
Regarding the wide aspect of art, Georgia O’Keeffe, an American artist, said “filling a space in a beautiful way. That's what art means to me.” I think this means that anything that is beautiful to someone can be art; but something one person finds beautiful may not be to someone else. This is what causes art to be such a wide and distinct topic; everything depends on the person. Something I find beautiful and consider art could be unattractive to someone else. Although I do agree with the quotation said by Georgia O’Keeffe, I do not think a piece has to be attractive to be art. Many artists have purposely created an art piece to not be beautiful. To me, art is a way of expressing emotions in a way you think is unique and original. It is not
For a piece to be considered art, it would need to have effort or work put into it by an individual. Anything can be considered art, if you put your mind to it. A couch, for instance, can be a work of art because somebody put effort into it to make it an appealing piece for an individual to want or desire. For my artists painting from the Art Prize, is it obvious he put lots of work and effort into it to show the most intricate details and it almost puts on a “dreamy” feeling.
For starters this argument is very simple and can be applied to everyday life as everything is a design, but since everything is a design what about the designers?
The essays by Berger and Benjamin are similar in several ways in the sense that they follow a common theme and put forward similar arguments. Mechanical reproduction changed the way we view and experience art. Their perspectives on the reproduction of art changed our thinking and feelings for what it can bring.
An “Essay on the Influence of the Art of Design” by William Dunlap compelling argues the critical importance and influence of art on the modern day society. A main aspect of his argument is that art, “…will perpetuate knowledge and prevent a second deluge of barbarism….” (p190) Dunlap believes that art enhances society, he claims that, ‘Before the benign influence shed upon him by the fine arts, man existed; he can scarcely be said to have lived, as man.” (p190) This is similar to the argument given by Robert Morse in his review by stating that art, “…should rank the highest which requires the greatest exercise of the mind….” (p177)
E.A. Bucchianeri said that “Art is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone will have their own interpretation.” In a sense, anything can be art. One can find his or her own meaning from natural wonders (such as a snow-capped mountain range or a field of colorful flowers) or even mundane objects created by man that seem to be the antithesis of aesthetic (e.g Duchamp’s Fountain, a porcelain urinal that has greatly influenced modern art). While some may appreciate the former much more than the latter, the former is not art in an anthropological sense. According to Bonvillain, “Art objects are made by human beings. …A human artist produces work intended to be art with a preconceived plan of working through a specific medium.” (2013, p. 396)
Art, the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form, to produce works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power comes in many different forms. From literature to architecture or from film to design, art can be defined, redefined, imagined, reimagined, shaped or reshaped to fit the customs, morals, beliefs, interest and ideologies of any given group. The well known quote “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” comes to mind when one discusses art and the many different forms the subject can take seeing as how it is a topic that is continuously changing. Furthermore, many excellent forms of art that exist in our world are influenced or derive from other forms of art
Artworks usually include objects and ideas behind it. There are some pieces of arts that emphasize on the object, and there are some arts that use the object to express the artist’s idea. In my opinion, Marcel Duchamp’s “The fountain” is an example that artists use object to express ideas, and Claes Oldenburg’s “Clothespin” is an example of artwork is an object.
The concept of readymade art emerged at the forefront of the 20th century. Artists introduced conceptual pieces that relied solely on perception, rather than creation. This destructuralization of the art world blurred the lines between art and non-art. Absurdity had been introduced, and standards plummeted, in limbo for eternity. Art became void of all rules and obligations, the very distinctions they require. With no structure the art world is obsolete. Through theories of realism, I believe that ready-mades should not be given the title of art because they seek to glorify objects that do not elevate human understanding of the world, and that do not possess objective qualities of beauty.
When trying to define art, humankind runs in to many difficulties. Traditional concepts of art include painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography. Art can also be one
When it comes to the relationship between art and design, it can be hard to distinguish where one ends and the other begins. Often the terms are used interchangeably, as certain design work is art.