The humanities is a broad academic discipline concerned with how the people throughout history have expressed, confronted, understood the complexity of human values or conditions. The humanities seeks answers to the central questions of the meaning of human life. The humanities also deals with the contribution of human beings to advances in artistic forms which is a careful organization of the elements within a work, advances in literary expression or philosophical thought, the use and study of language, and the application of values to all human enterprises. Today we think of humanities as those areas concerned with the advances in science, math, engineering, psychology, and other disciplines and professions when those advances are understood as a part of our culture. There are numerous ways to approach the humanities; one is the way of arts.
Arts play a large role in the expression of our inner thoughts and beauty in our life. From dance and music to abstract art our concept of life is shown through the various ways in which we interpret it. From dance and music to abstract art our concept of life is shown through the various ways in which we interpret it. We use the Arts as a means of touching that part of us that we cannot reach with Physical Science, Social Science, or any of the other Humanities. The arts allow us to be as specific or as abstract as we please. It helps us become closer to ourselves and to others around us. Though there has been a lot of confusion as to what the true definition of "a work of art" is, how we show others what is going on in our minds and inner souls cannot be judged, graded, criticized or revised by anyone other than ourselves. The arts play a valued role in creating cultures and developing and documenting civilizations. The arts teach us how to communicate through creative expression. Show us how to understand human experiences, past and present.