glenn123 asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 8 years ago

Is art in the way it's presented or the way it's perceived?

I mean....it can be cathartic and therapeutic, but is it in the act or the way it can affect people profoundly?

What do you think?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Art is portraying what is not perceivable by the five senses, even though they are all used to perceive art. Art is mixing physical perceptions with what the artist sees and feels inside, which may, or may not closely resemble the physical perceptions. Example: A spectator will see a homeless person on the street, and little else. An artist will see all of the problems of humanity in an epic, and age-old struggle for survival against all odds. They will see the rise and fall of humanity, society, and how it fails to live up to it's own ideals, and much more.....

    Art has two facets: One is 'Form', which is the actual physical creation that you can see, touch, hear, etc....It can be written text, food, a picture, sculpture, music, or any other physical creation. The second facet, 'Content', is what the artist meant to portray, what they actually portrayed, and how the rest of the world, as individuals, perceives both the intended, and actual messages.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that the defining characteristic of what constitutes 'art' is whether or not there is an intended message in the creation, apart from the actual physical form. The definition is based on 'intent', whether successful or not.

    Source(s): 53 years as a musician, artist and writer.
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 8 years ago

    Was this "art"?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ

    On April 17, 2011, a print of Piss Christ was vandalized "beyond repair" by Christian protesters while on display during the Je crois aux miracles (I believe in miracles) exhibition at the Collection Lambert, a contemporary art museum in Avignon, France.[15][16] Serrano's photo The Church was similarly vandalized in the attack.

    Anybody.. especially if backed by government funding, can produce "art" and many still won't believe it took any special effort to create it and many really won't appreciate it.

    If that was "art", I can really produce some "art" without much time or imagination!

  • 8 years ago

    Art is a balance of both with the inclusion of your personal preference. For example, a Picasso in a junkyard may seem like trash, but when on a gallery wall, it radiates importance. A kinetic sculpture seems like a toy, but mount it on a wall, and you've got art! And yet, neither of those examples would matter if you don't like abstract or autonomous things.

    However, if you are looking for the more dominant one, it would have to be the way it is perceived.

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  • 8 years ago

    Art is, first and foremost, the expression of the artist's thoughts.

    Unless it was specially intended to engage the observer (like installation and performance arts), I say art is more in the way it is presented because most artists create their works without considerations for an audience.

  • 8 years ago

    Both. Art is always perceived from the viewpoint that it is being presented. It isn't art until a creator is imagined behind it. And it was created to be perceived, so it isn't art unless it was made for an audience.

    It is a dynamic interrelationship. Both parties must be involved for it to be art.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Art is only art for those who think it is art. Someone can make a painting consisting only of a straight black line and tell me it's symbolising the lifelong journey we all go through. I would be impressed by this persons interesting way of presenting a line, but I would'nt put it among my definitions of art. It's art for the person who made it, but not for me.

    The definition of art can never become universal.

    Source(s): Artist myself & 8 years of art school.
  • 8 years ago

    I think art benefits BOTH the artist and the observer. For me, creating art is a release, while appreciating other people's art is more of a voyage into that artists mind/soul.

  • 8 years ago

    Is art in the way it's presented or the way it's perceived?

    ~~~ YES!

    It is in the eye of the beholder!

    The 'presenter' is a 'beholder', as well as the audience!

  • Julia
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    art is always the way its perceived, its subjective. take "modern" art, squiggles and swirls! No two people see the same thing, people don't interpret it in the same way.

    when engaging in art therapy its more about expressing how you feel, not how it looks when you finish.

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