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Is It Even Possible to Define What Art Is, Exactly?

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Defining Art

  • Art does not have a universal definition, though it is generally believed that it is an intentional and conscious creation of something that requires imagination and skill.
  • It can be thought of as a symbol of what it means to be human, manifested in physical form for others to see ...

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  • From the 11th century until the end of the 17th century, the definition of art was anything that was done with expertise, with the result of knowledge and practice.
  • The Romantic period of the 18th century, beauty became the main criteria for defining good a...

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  • Art as Representation or Mimesis. Representation of art as an imitation or copying became the mainstream meaning of art in Greece. Plato first developed the idea of art as “mimesis,” which, in Greek, means copying or imitation. How immaculately it replicated the original ...

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Thomas Merton

"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

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Edgar Degas

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

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Jean Sibelius

"Art is the signature of civilizations."

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