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Fine Arts 2 Application: Intro to Visual Aud. & Perf.

Fine Arts 2 Application: Intro to Visual Aud. & Perf.

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Fine Arts 2Application: Intro to Visual Aud. &Perf. ArtsBO 303
Fine Arts
11/21/091Shane Ryan A. Diaz
 
An Introduction Overview
Art, the product of creative human activity in which materialsare shaped or selected to convey an idea, emotion, or visuallyinteresting form.
 The word
art 
can refer to the visual arts, including painting,sculpture, architecture, photography, decorative arts, crafts,and other visual works that combine materials or forms.
We also use the word
art 
in a more general sense toencompass other forms of creative activity, such as dance,drama, and music, or even to describe skill in almost anyactivity, such as “the art of bread making” or “the art of travel.” In this article
art 
refers to the visual arts.
11/21/092Shane Ryan A. Diaz
 
Defining Art
Difficulties
Definition of art that seems correct to many Americans inthe 21st century is likely to differ greatly from definitions of art in non-Western cultures, in tribal societies, and in otherhistorical periods.
Our rather open-ended definition may even sound strangeto those in contemporary Western society who expect art tobe limited to familiar categories such as painting andsculpture.
Defining art raises problems also in that since thebeginning of the 20th century some artists have sought tochallenge the very definition of art.
 Their art objects may lack the qualities long associated withart, such as beauty, skilled craftsmanship, and clearorganization.
11/21/093Shane Ryan A. Diaz

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