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Art presents what the culture of a certain place is At the same time culture is reflected on art Art shows every aspect of a culture including festivities traditions among other In some way culture inspires art Before addressing these topics the words art and culture should be defined What is art According to the Encarta Encyclopedia art is the product of creative human activity in which materials are shaped or selected to convey an idea emotion or visually interesting form Art comprises a remarkable diversity of styles movements and techniques Art as a word can refer to the visual arts including painting sculpture architecture photography decorative arts crafts and other visual works that combine materials or forms Also the word art is used in a more general sense to encompass other forms of creative activity such as dance and music or even to describe skill in almost any activity such as the art of bread making or the art of travel What about culture What is culture When talking about culture and referring as in the anthropology world culture is the patterns of behavior and thinking that people living in social groups learn create and share Culture distinguishes one human group from others It also distinguishes humans from other animals A peoples or a certain places culture includes their beliefs rules of behavior language rituals art technology styles of dress ways of producing and cooking food religion and political and economic systems Culture developed together with the evolution of the human species It has several distinguishing characteristics It is based on symbols which are abstract ways of referring to and understanding ideas objects feelings or behaviors and the ability to communicate with symbols using language Culture is shared People in the same society share common behaviors and ways of thinking through culture You have to learn culture While people biologically inherit many physical traits and behavioral instincts culture is socially inherited
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