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The question of what is art has been asked a thousand times Weve been pondering over what art is for years upon years Some say art must be beautiful to the eye ignite an emotion or reach out to the observer Some say art is not art until it changes their point of view belief or opinion Others say art is simply a replication of human expression With all these different opinions and ideas about what art is could one really answer the question what is art In order to attempt to answer this question other questions must be asked Does art have to be man made or can it be purely natural Does art have to be manipulated and imitated by a human or can it just happen Does art have to be seen by more than one person in order to be art With all these questions a reasonable place to start finding answers is the dictionary There are 18 definitions of the word art on dictionarycom with the first definition being Human effort to imitate supplement alter or counteract the work of nature The second definition being The conscious production or arrangement of sounds colors forms movements or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium And the third definition being The study of these activities the product of these activities human works of beauty considered as a group the high quality of conception or execution as found in works of beauty aesthetic value These explications of what art is can adequately answer every prior question However one source cannot adequately answer this everlasting question could it The main idea of art lies primarily in human hands so the opinion of human voices should be taken into consideration I decided to ask people at random what they thought art was The first person I asked is in
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