What is Art (part 2)

We know that art exists because it does. However we choose to define it, man has and will continue to use different ways to tell his story (be expressive). She will continue to interpret the world and reactions to that world. Even children from an early age seem to manifest a creative impulse through drawing in the sand, stacking blocks, and making mud pies. They do this even before they write or speak. In fact, children are taught in school to distinguish between colors and shapes before they can read and write.

According to Webster’s, aesthetics is the branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste and with the creation and appreciation of beauty. We have always heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder– what one person finds beautiful or appealing, another simply does not. Therefore, aesthetics can play a part in art making only subjectively. The artist has to decide from a variety of angles how to create or recreate the product. From there, the artist has to decide how to get to his artistic destination (the process).


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