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What is your perception about art?

Art is an excellent means of expressing one’s emotions. Art is always trying to convey and elicit emotions. To comprehend art, many people utilise their rational brains. Because of this, people are unable to relate to art.

As long as the art isn’t for everyone, it’s perfectly good for them to express their thoughts and feelings.

If you’re looking for an appreciation of art’s worth that goes beyond financial considerations, you’ll need to experience it for yourself.

We’re always surrounded by art. There has always been a strong emphasis on the visual representation of information on the Internet. Websites fail to catch our attention if they lack good pictures.

One of the most important industries in the world is advertising, which relies only on the power of art to connect with our emotions.

Art will always remain an integral element of life

What are shifting perceptions in art?

My take on art is that it’s all about how you see it- About perception

To a certain extent, how you draw anything is depending on your vantage points and perhaps where you perceive it if you’ve learned perspective drawing.

Moving to a new location/perspective alters the way you see and sketch an item.

Art and the art world may be described in this way. In the blink of an eye, whole populations shift their perspective. A paradigm shift is another term for this.

What makes something art? While art is subjective, is there a common denominator?

All of my life I have practised & worked on various kinds of arts. From the written word to the spoken performance, from sculpture to painting, from installation to playing musical instruments and I have found some common themes and details. Even hand-drawn art to digital art.

Love Art is the Key: First and foremost one must love the very experience of the creation of the art even if that is in a purely masochistic way. 

It is not true that one need suffering for their art but if you enjoy that suffering you will find that the art will come easier and with a better flow. 

If you don’t love the fingers hitting keys or the pen scratching the page don’t think that you will be much of a writer. Love for the banality of the medium is a must.

Deep contemplation: as one creates there is a part of the self that is connecting physical or associative processes in an almost unconscious manner often in a vaguely dreamy manner like the hypnagogic state. 

It is as if the body and the being are divorced from each other. In this state, the internal editor does not have the strength to affect the process of creation so it becomes reflective and contemplative.

Muscle memory: every art is difficult and painful with end results that pretty much suck until one begins to relegate the simple processes of it to a form of muscle memory- even for something like writing a story until the storyline arc is instinctual you will produce stories that will feel unbalanced.

Silence: this is the state of being that I find most sacred when the editor turns off and the body begins to accelerate in its ability right before one’s eyes. 

It is as if you are looking at yourself appreciating the flow of the music but not performing it, or you are on the edge of your seat watching the chapter unfold as if you were reading someone else’s words and not creating them. 

This is where all creativity roots and even if the medium of its expression is words, it itself is silent.

What makes something art or someone an artist?

This question is really asking how something is identified as art, which is not particularly philosophical at all. 

The “What is… question, on the other hand, is definitely one of those deep and often controversial matters about which people often write whole books full of very large words and long paragraphs and specialised vocabulary.

The matter of what makes something identifiable as art has actually become quite simple in the last few decades. 

If a human being creates something and intends it as art when they create it, and then presents it to someone else in the world as art, then it is art. Period. 

This is the accepted art world definition of art today and has been for almost many years and decades.

And yes, it is incredibly broad and allows almost anything to be called art. That is the time we live in. 

It is a very accepting and tolerant time, unlike earlier eras, which had much narrower definitions.

This definition, though amazingly broad, does exclude animal-made products. They cannot be art. 

Why? Because animals cannot have intention, so far as we know. If they do, we cannot communicate with them sufficiently to discover it.

Art is a line around your thoughts.

When is an art not really art?

The question! & THE Answer

There will be as many answers as there are people answering, which is right and proper because there is no single definitive answer.

It would be nice if there was a kind of mental equation you could apply to everything, it would save a great deal of time thinking about each thing individually…how competent it is, is it saying anything…etc

Art = technical excellence x expressive intent

But then, that’s the point, isn’t it?

Every viewing is a new assessment, judging the piece all over again, testing itself and us.

Constant evaluation is no bad thing, a new piece may bring new aspects of meaning into play, redefining everything that’s gone before, and opening up new perspectives. 

If a piece of work can sustain the constant reappraisal and suggest of itself other areas of consideration, then it probably qualifies.

The language we use to try and define art is as elusive as the Art itself. Historically, it would have been a discussion using terms like “Truth” and “Beauty”. It would be no bad thing if we started using them again.

To the modern mind, which has become used to thinking in terms of Psychology, we tend to like terms like “Expression” and “Meaning”. This could be applied to anyone in a Psychiatric hospital with access to a paint box…do we want “Art” that is THAT democratic?

I certainly have no answer, but it’s an interesting issue to mull over from time to time, to develop a theoretical idea to answer the question. 

 I’ll take a trip to a gallery, stand in front of something and think…you can’t put this Sisley landscape, or this Mondiaan into words…

“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.”

How does art affect the way you perceive the world?

Really good question and I’m surprised it hasn’t gotten more attention.

Firstly, you can quite literally learn how to see and perceive better and with more acuity ; it’s like a marshal Art for the eyes. 

Visually, you learn how to deconstruct things and or construct things. In other words, there is a visual logic and order to things.

You can think of this as composition.

  • How do I get the proportions right?
  • How do I put things into perspective?
  • How do I add the third dimension?
  • How do I create harmony and rhythm?
  • After a while, it’s like doing math in your head.
  • I haven’t even brought up Lateral thinking.
  • In sum, you think and perceive deeper and with more dimension. You appreciation of the world expands exponentially.


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Why is there a perception that art is for a select few?

Have you ever heard someone say “A four-year old could draw better than that”? The viewer doesn’t understand why the piece is in the museum. 

Sometimes, I believe, people are looking for a kind of meaning that isn’t actually there.

Art is simply offering unusual shapes and colours that create an experience. I imagine this can be frustrating.

In more conceptual art, the meaning or context of the artwork may be more important than its physical characteristics. This also makes some people feel like they “don’t get it”.

If it were simply a contest of who can draw or paint the most realistically-anyone could argue their point of view and then come to some consensus. 

But it is not. We now view art from all over the world-not just western art.

Many influential artists of the western world started leaving exact realism behind in the second half of the 19th century. Some non-western traditions never even cared to make their art look like photographs or make realistic sculptures. 

Of course, not everyone is simply a casual observer-you can go to college and study this stuff for years. And if you didn’t you might feel out of the loop. 

Also, while most artist actually loses money making art (materials cost), a tiny percentage sell their work for enormous sums. 

When the general public sees the art that was sold, they just don’t get why someone would pay so much. (Not realizing that these are very wealthy enthusiasts.)


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Why do we look at Art?

Art is a strong form of change. Change comes with learning, analysing and re-thinking. 

Each Art form: painting, sculpture, installation, theatre, music or cinematography, conveys a message or a form of a vision. 

Art is subjective and here we are faced with individual understanding and acknowledgement of it.

We might like or dislike art expression, but in any case, it arises the change in a state of emotional or mental reaction towards it.

 Art belongs to humanity. 

How do we judge our great civilisation achievements? 

The greatest treasures of today’s world that are known to us are architecture, writing, music, painting and etc.

Your question is “Why do we look at Art”? 

My answer is that we look at Art to feel, to think, to conclude the change in us, change in our surroundings, in our community, in our future perception.

Art is the inheritance from the past and a way of constructing a vision for the present that might influence the future.

To my mind a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful and pretty. There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is, without creating still more of them.

― Pierre-Auguste Renoir


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