I suppose my idea of art is anything that you can create that appeals to ones senses~ it may cause a sense of peace or belonging or connection, but it could also cause irritation or stir up frustration or questions~ it would be something you could hang or read or mount or set.
Not because of calling something art justfies everything but art lies in the eyes of boths: artist and viewer
Art can be anything that inspires others to be creative in a physical, mental, and spiritual way. Art is aesthetically pleasing to at least one individual. Art makes a statement whether it be a powerful one or one that is small and relatable in a person's life. When looking at art you have an emotional reaction. Emotional in the sense that you can feel at the least, a single emotion in reaction to the piece.
Art is creation and expression of a thought, idea, or message. It is not easily defined or put inside a box. Everyone can see art in some shape or form, but not everyone can create it.
This question is the eternal question which haunts all forms of artists, not only the visual, but the literary and musical as well. No mortal can give a solid answer to this question because art is so much more than craftsmanship. It is a product born of the creative muse. The feeling cannot be described perfectly in any combination of words. A wise person once wrote of the character Hoborg in a certain work of fiction, "Hoborg had to create because... he just had to!" As simple as this statement is, it has profound implications. The artist creates because he or she has to. That is the feeling. A warm, tingling feeling of need, of desire. Yet, it is also much more than that.
Art can be anything. It is every where we look and it is a basic human need.
My opinion is that art can be anything. Yes, there are different levels of ranging from fine arts, to children finger painting. Art can be anything that anyone has created for a purpose, whether it is to portray a message, to express their feelings, or simply to have fun and unwind.
Art is everything. That is why it is so hard to describe, if you look hard enough you can see art everywhere. I believe art to be an expression of an emotion, idea, thought, or desire displayed in a visually stimulating way.
Art is anything that someone creates. It can be regarded as good or bad by critics, but it is still a creative output. Writings, architecture, song, dance, film. This is all art.
I've always said that art is channelled insanity. When I'm at a point in my life where the emotions are running like crazy and everything seems like its going to crash down... that's when everything art-wise seems to do the best in my life... so yes, I fully believe that art is channelled insanity.
Art is reflection, affection and imperfection. In further consequence, it can be defined as fragment of human experience.
As I had sad earlier; art is an expression. We use this descriptive tool to explain how we, as humans, socially behave and interact. Art exemplifies freedom, and the ability to physically represent invisible thoughts, and emotions from inside the head of the artist.
Art is important! It is funny (and in a way it is not) in the area I live (south of France) there are so many farmers, hunters, ordinary people living away from the city that often the question they ask me about my work is: What is it for? Not even, what do you mean with it, what does it represent, no, what is it for?
A long way to go over here I'm afraid!
One of my clients told me that one of the first things he does in the morning is looking outside into his garden to my sculptures and then he gets a happy feeling. That is what is is for and what it is. It does something with you. For the artist it is the need to express.
It's a byproduct of existing within, experiencing, and responding to the world around you. In the broadest sense possible, this applies to the artifacts of cultural activity, the processes and communities through which they are produced, and their coupling to the societies which inform the values upon which thought is shaped.
Art is expression, a way for man to release his most inner self through creation. The need to create has been a part of man throughout human history. Even primitive man found ways to create.
Art is idea.
Art is thought.
Art is provocation to think or consider that idea/thought.
Art is artifact, to act as surrogate fro the provocation of thought within each viewer in intimate circumlocution between artifact and viewer.