15 Facts About Art


Art is a diverse range of human activity, and resulting product, that involves creative or imaginative talent expressive of technical proficiency, beauty, emotional power, or conceptual ideas.

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Art speaks approvingly of this, and other forms of divine madness in the Phaedrus (265a–c), and yet in the Republic wants to outlaw Homer's great poetic art, and laughter as well.

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Art is something that stimulates an individual's thoughts, emotions, beliefs, or ideas through the senses.

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Art has been defined as a vehicle for the expression or communication of emotions and ideas, a means for exploring and appreciating formal elements for their own sake, and as mimesis or representation.

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Art as we have generally understood it is a European invention barely two hundred years old.

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Art'sll engraved by Homo erectus was determined to be between 430, 000 and 540, 000 years old.

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Art'story of 20th-century art is a narrative of endless possibilities and the search for new standards, each being torn down in succession by the next.

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Art argues that art is not only a way of expressing the element of truth in a culture, but the means of creating it and providing a springboard from which "that which is" can be revealed.

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Art form refers to the elements of art that are independent of its interpretation or significance.

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Art can connote a sense of trained ability or mastery of a medium.

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Art can be defined as an act of expressing feelings, thoughts, and observations.

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Art has had a great number of different functions throughout its history, making its purpose difficult to abstract or quantify to any single concept.

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Art has long been controversial, that is to say disliked by some viewers, for a wide variety of reasons, though most pre-modern controversies are dimly recorded, or completely lost to a modern view.

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Art was challenged on the basis of research done by the Nobel prize winning psychologist Roger Sperry who maintained that the human visual encounter was not limited to concepts represented in language alone and that other forms of psychological representations of the work of art were equally defensible and demonstrable.

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Art is often intended to appeal to and connect with human emotion.

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