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What is "Art"? some definitions

Updated: Jul 9, 2020

"What is Art” ? This is definitely one of the most discussed and contradicted subject..

What is Art :

For Sir Edward Herbert Read: Art is an attempt to create pleasing forms. Sir Read (4 December 1893 – 12 June 1968) was an English art historian, poet, literary critic and philosopher, best known for numerous books on art, which included influential volumes on the role of art in education

For Clive Bell: Art is a form of great significance Arthur Clive Heward Bell (16 September 1881 – 17 September 1964 )was an English art critic associated with formalism and the Bloomsbury Group.

For BenedettoCroce: Art is intuition Benedetto Croce (Italian ( 25 February 1866 – 20 November 1952) was an Italian idealist philosopher, historian and politician, who wrote on numerous topics, including philosophy, history, historiography and aesthetics

“The Higher Evolution” by Sangharakshita,

Art is the organization of feelings expressing the sensibility of an artist who communicates to the viewer values ​​that can change the live of the viewer.

Defintion of Art by IESA IESA Arts & Culture is the school of creative knowledge and dissemination as part of an international economy.

“Art brings together human works intended to touch the senses and the emotions of the public" . It can be as much of painting as of sculpture, video, photo, drawing, literature, music, dance”

Julie Sourzat, painter and blogger writes about Art:

The definition of art is not easy. This is a question that is still alive, and identifying a work of art is not always easy. Take a urinal, put it in a museum. Add a label and a display. The difference between art and non-art is obscured. Several elements make the definition of art difficult:

• the polysemy of the word

• the age of the word

• artistic developments of the 20th century and after

• the social value of art

Conclusion :

What is art?

Happy the man who will pretend to have the answer to this question!

There is no precise answer, but many responses. Art belongs to creativity, and spirituality Defining art is like explaining a color to a blind person ...

Art is the creative process of an artist, who seeks to convey a message by activating the emotions of a viewer.

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