scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 533
Art is a very complicated and thorny subject It can be a source of heated discussion in the same way as religion or politics One persons idea of art can be very very different from another persons view and the disparity between them can lead to harsh words and hurt feelings By simple dictionary definition art is the product of human creativity It is the human effort to imitate supplement alter or counteract the works of nature However in actual usage its meaning can be poles apart It is really much more subjective in connotation As previously acknowledged from one single person to the next the definition can be wildly dissimilar So then what is the meaning of art in practice Art begins in the eye of the beholder If the viewer responds emotionally if the work provokes thought humor passion compassion then it is art A violinist who has mastered his instrument cannot compare to the violinist whose playing though flawed brings the listener to tears Though a work may affect only a single person in this way it must still be considered art if only for that single persons enjoyment In the higher strata of society art conforms more strictly to the dictionary definition Something is only be considered art if the educated art critic informs the cultured thespians that it is indeed art At this level art is more of a status symbol than object of gratification To appreciate the right kind of art is to inform the rest of society that one is educated and in vogue In this usage the meaning is a distant term to the user something incomprehensible yet necessary for social acceptance For my personal use art is something that is a little bit of all three It is something that imitates nature in that there is a strategy and structure behind it There is a principle to its purpose and a method to its
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA