Human Environment One’s environment can create a substantial impact. Artists express their own reactions to their own personal environments through their art. An environment may affect them physically, spiritually, culturally, or socially. Through art, artists are able to exemplify intended messages to an audience about the influence of a specific environment. Lin Onus and Arthur Boyd are two artists who have responded to their own individual situations through their artwork.
It is used to communicate with others in ways that go beyond words. To understand a work of art, you must develop the ability to perceive. To perceive is to become deeply aware through the senses of the special nature of a visual object. People create art to serve many functions. (1) They create art to express personal feelings.
Ontology is a term in philosophy and its meaning is “theory of existence”, and based on my understanding about ontology theories about the nature and types of things that lead to the existence. Therefore, I choose to unlock information about the ontology related to art, because as we know around us is art and beauty of life is colored with art. As we all know, art is not just a means to an instances of a painting canvas creations simple mortals, but it also has a meaning and a distinctive way of existence. Ontology which treats art forms, modes, and led to the creation of the art. The art work is also the result of a social contract which is not naturally but human inventions.
Art is the interplay between the conscious and unconscious part of our being, between what is real and what is an illusion; it is the voice of our soul through color and form in a constant search for connection with something beyond. I think of art as the bridge between our souls and the physical world. I see art as both an interaction between our psychological existence and our cultural expression of that existence. Thus, this can include challenging and sometimes disturbing imagery as well as the aesthetically pleasing. The artist's conceptual vision and a personÂ’s ability to translate this to an audience is what transforms the ordinary experience to a historically and culturally significant event.
Through literature, music, and other artifacts, artists are able to emotionally connect their work to their audience. When the audience sees a piece of art, they are both emotionally and mentally affected. Art should not be defined merely as a product of skill and creativity for we lose the true purpose of the word, which is to symbolic represent and share one’s senses, emotion, and intelligence.
An artist becomes more than a creator of art in the sense that they are synthesizing their knowledge about a particular experience and transferring the emotional aspects of their experience into a piece of work that represents the inner workings of their imagination. As Tolstoy states, “Art begins when one person with the object of joining another or others to himself in one and the same feeling, expresses that feeling by certain external indications” (Tolstoy 510). In this sense, artists are beings who contain the creative capacity to induce powerful feelings within themselves as well as the recipients of art. I find this idea interesting in regard to individuals cultivating the faculty of imagination to the extent of commanding this passion in such a way that unifies minds together under the form of
The meaning of appropriate is to take possession of something. Appropriation artists would intentionally copy images to take possession of them in their art. In most cases these artists don’t pass off these images or works of art as their own. The purpose that appropriation artists want to get across is to have the viewer recognize the images they copy and replicate. One topic that I noticed that was brought up a lot through out the article was the comparison between artists and forgers/copiers.
It helps us become closer to ourselves and to others around us. Though there has been a lot of confusion as to what the true definition of “good art” is, how we show others what is going on in our minds and inner souls cannot be judged, graded, criticized or revised by anyone other than ourselves. The arts play a valued role in creating cultures and developing and documenting civilizations. The arts teach us how to communicate through creative expression. Show us how to understand human experiences, past and present.
An artist puts their desires into their work, a message, a purpose, whatever their intent is, they do art for a reason, usually reaching out to a specific audience. Although I do not believe people have the right to decide whether artwork is good or bad, everyone has their opinion of liking or disliking a piece. Art has an infinite amount of styles, techniques, and methods that make every piece different; they are generalized into the elements of art, and principles of design. Analyzing art through the elements and principles
In my opinion, the intention behind it is to provide the public an insight of their collections. As it has been stated by Michael Kimmelman, “collecting makes sense to the senseless world”. This article discusses about Dr. Hugh Francis Hicks, James Turrell, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Walter Benjamin, Albert C. Barnes, Kunst-und Wunderkammern, Hubert Goltzius, and Thomas Dent Mutter’s various collections. The desistance of art appears in many forms. For many individuals collecting is a form of an art.