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The Definition of Art

             Since the very beginnings of civilization, art has always been an integral part of.
             It seems as if humankind has a need to create art, and that art provides something.
             we can't live without. Nobody would argue with the fact that you create art to express.
             yourself, and expressing ourselves is exactly what we can't live without. Hence, art is self-.
             expression. That, however, is the easy part of the definition. After all, there are many.
             other ways in which we can go about expressing ourselves, for example, by singing or.
             dancing. .
             The thing about art that makes it special when compared to other forms of expression is.
             that a piece of art is an image in which everything the artist has expressed is experienced in.
             one moment as your brain reacts with its own emotional response to the work.
             If art didn't give us an emotional response, we would have no use for it. First of all,.
             it wouldn't even catch our attention. We would walk right by it and not even care to look.
             at it or think about what it was trying to say. Unless the art had a functional use, it.
             wouldn't be around. After all, it wouldn't be happy or sad, calming or frightening, or even.
             in any way interesting. If you did happen to notice it on the wall, you certainly would have.
             no reason to look at it any longer than you would a brick wall. This goes to prove that the.
             emotional response we feel when we look at a piece of art defines what art is really all.
             The intensity of the emotional response defines how good the piece of art is. For.
             example, something such as wallpaper may not quite be your idea of a genius work of art,.
             but nonetheless, it is still art. Wallpaper art is used to merely create subtle emotional.
             responses that create a certain atmosphere. A bright and cheery atmosphere could be.
             created with wallpaper consisting of colourful floral designs, or an atmosphere great for.
             studying and concentrating may be achieved by perhaps using darker, less distracting.

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