Reposting a blog on WHAT IS ART? based on the contributions of art group at community center.
To the participants of my series ART CIRCLES that met for the first time on Tuesday….
Many thanks for your insightful ideas and thoughts on the always provocative question What is Art? The following is a summary based on my rather cursory blackboard notes. So my apologies and I welcome your corrections/additions during our next session. I also know I omitted several comments. (If anyone would like to take supplemental notes during class I’d always appreciate it.)
And I look forward to your choices of landscape artists next week!
Art…whatever a person thinks it is ………
Art is visually pleasing.
Art should be accessible. There is a need to understand it.
There should be an emotional connection to Art.
Art is seeing creatively.
After looking at an Impressionist painting, nature is revealed in a new way to you—the play and movement of light on the leaves of a tree, the vivid colors. the patterns……
Art is seeing beyond……
Art is communicating the vision of the artist and opening the world up to the viewer.
Art depends on our perception–everyone has a different perception of life.
The artist makes you see better—-color, light, texture, motion….
Art does not just appeal to the visual, but appeals to other senses as well including taste and smell.
Art reveals the history of cultures and of the past….the social context.
Art is memory….and its connection to the emotional impact of a visual image.
Art is propaganda.