I am the happiest when I can get deeply involved with a subject. If I have a passion for something, I am not willing to stop at just the surface level. This is especially so with art. Art is something that has always interested me and it has helped me through some tumultuous times in my life. Today I am passionate about art because of all the wonderful things it can do for people who are willing to take the time to see the beauty around them and appreciate it.
Description:The history of art, as well as its importance as a means of expression, are discussed here. The different types of art will be discussed along with other ways that artists have used their work as a means of self-expression and communication with others.
Description:With a passion for art and an appreciation for its history and uses, this blog is sure to provide a wealth of information on everything from specific works of art to the different artistic movements throughout history.
Description:A blog about the history of art and how art can be used as a means of expression.
The history of art is a vast and diverse subject; it spans the world and is connected to almost every aspect of human life. In order to understand the history of art, one must first understand how humans express themselves.
One way that humans express themselves is through their physical environment. Humans have an innate need to craft something with their hands, to create an object that will last beyond them. Art can be used as a means of expression because it allows us to appreciate the past and future while connecting us with the present. Most importantly, art can be used as a means of expression because it allows us to communicate our emotions through symbolism, composition and color.
In the Middle Ages, artists sought to communicate divine truth through religious art. Religious art always had a purpose; it was not merely decorative or a hobby. The artists who painted religious scenes were skilled craftsmen who understood their role in society and created works that would convey themes such as faith, hope and love.
Artists during the Renaissance began to focus on secular ideals for inspiration. Art became more about individual expression than about conveying divine truth through sacred images.*
The most famous paintings and art pieces in history were created by people who knew how to create a piece that would invoke emotions from the viewers. They were able to grasp the audience’s attention and interest them in their artwork, whether it was religious or political.
Art has been used for centuries to show what the artist had been through, or the struggles that they have faced. Art can be used as a medium of expression, especially when it is done by such talented artists. They are able to produce works of art that are truly eye-catching and will make you look at it for hours without getting bored.
Art is something that has been around for a long time and will continue to be produced even after we are gone. It has been used as a way of showing emotion, capturing attention and just simply as an outlet for feelings or just something creative to do on your free time.
Art is a means of self-expression and it can be used in many ways, especially to show the feelings that artists have. Art goes back thousands of years, but there are many famous artists who are known for their work today.
The earliest known paintings were found in caves and they were created over 30,000 years ago by Cro-Magnon Man. These early paintings were usually of animals which showed the hunters’ success or failure in the hunt.
Throughout history, art has been used for many purposes. It can be used for stories like Aesop’s fables or as a means of political expression such as the anti-war posters made during World War I. Many people have also used art to express themselves such as Vincent Van Gogh who painted pictures to express his depression and loneliness.
Art is an important part of our world, and it is something that everyone can enjoy.
The artwork of any culture is a representation of their values. The Etruscan civilization was very different from the Roman civilization. No one can speak for a whole people, but we can talk about what is represented in artwork from the times of these civilizations and gain some insight into their values.
Famous Greek artworks are statues of young men and women in various poses, usually nude. They are an expression of Greek ideals: youth, physical perfection, and the human spirit. The Romans viewed the Greeks as decadent. They preferred to show strength and power through their art. Their art is more about the human body than it is about the human spirit, which they found to be weak and vulnerable.
Toward the end of the Roman Empire, there was a rise in Christianity in Rome. Again, they gained control over much of Europe and began spreading their own beliefs as well as art with Christian themes throughout many cultures. This period was known as Medieval Art, even though it lasted for hundreds of years until early Renaissance art took hold in Italy around 1200 A.D.(4)
The art of the Renaissance is the period of European art history between the 14th and 17th centuries (also known as the Quattrocento and the Cinquecento). The term “Renaissance” has a variety of meanings, depending on the context.
In art history, the term is used to refer to developments in Italian painting, sculpture, literature and architecture occurring during the period. Renaissance style places emphasis on symmetry, proportion and linear perspective; in addition to increasing realism and naturalism. In Italy, the Renaissance began in Tuscany, spread south, then to Venice, north to Milan, and then to Rome. The Italian Renaissance peaked in Northern Italy with the sculptor Donatello (1386–1466) and painter Giotto di Bondone (1267–1337), whose work was highly influential on other artists all over Europe.
This new style was spread by Italian artists migrating south such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564).**
Art is a term that can be hard to define. What is art? Is there a specific set of elements that make up the definition of art? Can one thing be considered art and another not? Does it matter if an object is considered art or not? The definition of art varies from person to person and culture to culture.
Trying to define something as vast and complex as art is a daunting task. Where do we begin? Well, let’s start with what we know. Art can be defined as, “the conscious application of skill and creative imagination.” This definition comes from Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. So, what makes something art? It has to be created by someone consciously with the use of their creative imagination.
This creative imagination can take many forms, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, writing, music, drawing and dance. Some people even consider cooking a form of art! (My brother actually made this argument.) Depending on how you look at it, you can even consider science a form of art. You see, when scientists are using their imagination to create new hypotheses or theories they are applying their skill in the form of experimentation and research.
This brings us back to our original question: what makes something art? Art