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What is art?....art is such a large part of our everyday lives, we hardly even stop to think about it. Look at the desk or table where you are, right this minute. Someone designed that. It is art. Your shoes are art. Your coffee cup is art. All functional design, well done, is art. "Art is something that is (hopefully) aesthetically pleasing to our eyes."

When we speak of art we refer to a wide range of activities carried out by human beings, expressions and creations appealing to the senses or emotions of a human individual. The word "art" can be used to cover all the arts, among which are music, literature, painting, sculpture and other forms. But his word is most often used when we refer to the visual arts such as painting, sculpture....
Traditionally, the term art is used to refer to any skill or expertise, a concept that was amended during the romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special power of the human mind to be classified with religion and science ". The art is the result of human activity, made with the intention of stimulating the senses and mind, through the transmission of emotions and / or ideas. Beyond this description, there is no generally definition of art. Art is also capable of representing abstract thoughts and expressions.
Richard Wollheim identifies three approaches art: realistic, by which the aesthetic quality is an absolute value independent of any human judgement, objectivist, whereby it is an absolute value, but that depends on general human experience, and the relativistic position, which is not an absolute value, but that depends and varies with the human experience of different humans. An object can be characterized by the intentions, or lack thereof, of its creator, regardless of its apparent purpose. One cup, which apparently can be used as a container, can be considered art if it is intended purely as an ornament, while a painting can be seen not as art for the mass reproduction.
The visual arts are defined as the arrangement of colors, shapes or other elements "in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or painting." It has defined the art as a vehicle for the expression or communication of emotions and ideas, a means to explore and appreciate formal elements for its own sake, and as mímesis or representation. Leo Tolstoy has defined art as the use of indirect means to communicate from one person to another.
  Benedetto Croce and RG Collingwood presented the idealistic view, that art expresses emotions, and that the artwork, hence, essentially exists in the mind of the creator.
The art as a form has its roots in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, and was developed in the early twentieth century by Roger Fry and Clive Bell. The art as mimesis or representation has deep roots in the philosophy of Aristotle.
The word "art", rose to prominence after 1750, the term used to denote the ability to produce an aesthetic result. Britannica Online defines it as "the use of skill and imagination in creating aesthetic objects, environments and experiences that can be shared with others." In any of these definitions of the word, artistic works have existed almost as much as humanity itself: When Adorno said in 1970 "At present it is assumed that anything that relates to art can be assumed more,

The second and more recent sense of the word art is as an abbreviation for creative art or fine art. Fine art means that a skill is being used to express the artist’s creativity, or to engage the audience’s aesthetic sensibilities, or to draw the audience towards consideration of the finer things. Often, if the skill is being used in a common or practical way, people will consider it a craft instead of art. Likewise, if the skill is being used in a commercial or industrial way, it will be considered Commercial art instead of art. On the other hand, crafts and design are sometimes considered applied art. Some art followers have argued that the difference between fine art and applied art has more to do with value judgments made about the art than any clear definitional difference. However, even fine art often has goals beyond pure creativity and self-expression. The purpose of works of art may be to communicate ideas,  to create a sense of beauty to explore the nature of perception; for pleasure; or to generate strong emotions.
Art can describe several things: a study of creative skill, a process of using the creative skill, a product of the creative skill, or the audience’s experience with the creative skill. The creative arts are a collection of disciplines that produce artworks that are compelled by a personal drive and echo or reflect a message, mood, or symbolism for the viewer to interpret. Artworks can be defined by purposeful, creative interpretations of limitless concepts or ideas in order to communicate something to another person. Artworks can be explicitly made for this purpose or interpreted based on images or objects. Art is something that stimulates an individual's thoughts, emotions, beliefs, or ideas through the senses. It is also an expression of an idea and it can take many different forms and serve many different purposes.


What is an Artist?
what it means to be one. Obviously it's a person that creates art, so why do we have to still get into debates over whether a person is an artist or not? Why do some people still believe that only the chosen few should have the title of "artist" stamped to their forehead?

The confusion naturally leads to the word "art" which is probably where all the mix-up starts. If a person has his/her own definition of art narrowed down to include pretty paintings and realistic sculpture, they may not classify a lot of artists as "artists".

"Painting only can "describe" everything which can be seen and suggest every emotion which can be felt! Art reaches back into the babyhood of time, and is man's only lasting monument!"

Beyond any speculation or trend in the visual arts, painting, art, unlike any other painting in that its practice does not necessarily correspond to a demand, but to the personal search of a visual message that transcends the material used , emerging behind the shapes and colors and shades, a content that invite the viewer to explore a path that goes through the hands of the painter. Always based on the basic techniques of painting such as composition, balance, rhythm, form, color and value. The painting is the expression of ideas, thoughts and feelings on paper, wood, walls etc.. For this, the painter needs an ability to paint and also a situation in which it is based, a conflict, problem or situation. "The artist seeks to line and color, but their order is Poetry" - Harmenszoon Rembrandt van Rijn.

 

 

Renso Castaneda -2007 - 2013/ Lima - Perú