Art is an expansive spectrum of human endeavors involving physical creativity to express artistic ability, beauty, emotion, or other creative thinking, beauty, emotion, or other emotional power. It can be expressed in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installation art, dance, literature, music, film, and other visual media. Art also includes computer animation and video games. The word “art,” as used in the context of this discussion, generally refers to any combination of these elements.
When contemplating what makes art so unique, it helps to reflect on how artists throughout time have used objects and devices to creatively help us. Consider some examples from everyday life: a vase filled with fresh flowers, a picture frame with a favorite photograph, or an old lamp on a mantelpiece. An object or situation on which the art was created may be ordinary or extraordinary, but it offers artists with a way of capturing the beauty and emotion of the world around them. The result is a beautiful piece of art that helps us appreciate the beauty and art in everyday life. In some ways, an artist’s creations may be viewed as “art” even though the artist did not necessarily create each work of art; rather, he or she was able to make a unique contribution to the creation of each particular work.
Many people think of art only as being an artistic endeavor. While there are many types of artistic creation, only a small percentage of artists are considered “writers” or “artists.” These types of artistic creations include music, literature, film, dance, installation art, visual art, and performance art. Music is the most common type of creative writing, and music is an important part of everyday human activity. During the process of making a music composition, many different elements are brought into play, including creativity, structure, tone, musical instruments, vocals, and production.
Painting is an art that most people engage in daily, but not by choice. People paint because they find it relaxing or they find a painting to be inspiring. Some individuals create art just for the sake of “passing the time.” Regardless of why an artist creates a painting, the end results are bound to impact how others see that person and their art. Many famous artists like Jonathan Ball, Abrasive, and Alexanders have created paintings that helped make them famous.
An important component of contemporary art is its ability to speak to people on a variety of emotional and psychological levels. While modern art focuses on the technical aspects of creating a painting, many contemporary artists to delve into their own personal emotions and what they want to convey through their artwork. Examples of this type of work include paintings about death, love, and sadness.
The creation of an art work is subjective. What one person views as beauty may not match another person’s view. This is what makes art so subjective. Because of this, some artists choose to paint over others work to make theirs stand out. Others will copy an existing painting and alter the colors, lines, and atmosphere to make theirs stand out as something new and unique.