I have read so much about the struggle of the idea with form that at one point, I simply could not restrain myself. Why is there such vitality in this topic? It is appropriate to recall Socrates with his definition of concepts and Parmenides with his opinions, but the most basic - look at ourselves, what we like is not the essence of which lies in the form of an idea? What is more important? Why? For what? For whom? What for? At different times philosophers have tried to define the essence of art, to understand what it is. However, sometimes deep, loyal considerations are yet not full, thus characterized only by its individual. Therefore, in the article "What is art?" Leo Tolstoy convincingly described the chaos and contradictions in the judgment of philosophers and aestheticians about the nature of art. Art is a universal mean of connecting the people by the conjunction of reality and something beautiful, beyond it.
Some have argued that art is a reproduction of reality. It depicts the meaning of not only what it is, but what it should be, thus creating ideals, setting the examples for the others, for the followers. Art is the process of transmitting of human feelings and emotions into something beautiful, created later on in the process of inspiration. The lack of definition of art is due to the limitations of subjective individual thinkers, and historical narrowness of their views. Art is the expression of ideas, the manifestation of the human spirit, to satisfy the natural human need for beauty. It contributes to the aesthetic education, and without it there would be the absence of harmony even it is a comprehensively developed person.
On the question of what art is, the answer is easy and difficult at the same time. The easiest way to answer: the art is fiction, painting, sculpture, music, cinema, theater, architecture. But that's not the answer, but only an enumeration of various kinds and examples of art. It is much more difficult to give the logical definition, that is, to point out the common features that are the basis of all the previously mentioned branches of creativity. In fact, why do we combine them with a concept of "art"? After all, they are very different! What are the similarities between the novel and the statue, between the symphony and the pattern between the movie and the architectural structure?
One can say that art is an aesthetic human activity. Someone creates a novel or a painting, dances in the ballet, or designs the monument: by all these activities the man creates an aesthetic value. It is more like a definition. However, immediately raises another question: what is the aesthetic activity? We can try to understand the definition by explaining that the aesthetic activity is performed according to the laws and canons of beauty, is aimed at the creation of beauty and exciting positive emotions. And this will be true in general, but again somewhat vague. After all, the pursuit of beauty is manifested in science, and in work, and in daily use. Any work in the broad sense of the word is creativity according to the laws of beauty. As for the emotions, excitement, joy and admiration, laughter, compassion - they are known to be triggered not only by art. On the other hand - is the art of everything is always perfect? At the same time it shows us the repulsive ugliness at every turn, does not it?
Art is over science and religion, but under labor. Labor can be called the father of mankind, and the arts as well. Hundreds of thousands of years ago, people began making basic tools and already lurking in the future of art. Any development is both an art and learning, and creativity, and communication between people. It comes into contact with science, and with the language and with different means of communication. So the beginnings of art are hidden in the production, creation. As in the production of tools and improved human intelligence awakened interest in learning, he started to do things, more reminiscent of the works of art. Dancing, drawings of primitive tribesmen passed on not only the experience but also tried to make sense of the world.
Besides this it is a sphere of spiritual and practical activity, which aims at artistic comprehension and mastery of the world. It is intended to satisfy the universal human need to recreate their environment in the developed forms of human sensibility. In the broadest sense, the category of "art" is identified with the skill. In other words, it is an artfully executed professional activity, whether it is work of a doctor, an actor, a scientist, or a worker. In the process of further division of labor and improvements by art began to understand the creative activity aimed at transforming the world and of man, "according to the laws of beauty." There is also crucial skill, but aimed at the realization of the internal laws of the structure created works. A special type of social practice is the actual art work, in the operation of which are works of art that are socially significant meaning and differ originality and novelty. This is the third and most "narrow" sense in the understanding of art.
The specificity of art that distinguishes it from all other forms of human activity, is the art of mastering and expresses reality in artistic and imaginative way. It is the result of a particular artistic and creative activities and at the same time - the realization of the historical cultural experience of mankind. Artistic Image of acts is not just as a superficial resemblance to reality, and manifests itself in the form of a creative approach to this reality, as a way to invent, to add real life.
The artistic image is the essence of art is a sensual recreation of life, made with the subjective, the author's position. Artistic Image concentrates in himself the spiritual energy created its culture and its people, manifesting itself in the plot, composition, color, sound, or that the visual interpretation. In other words, the art image may be embodied in clay, paint, stone, sounds, pictures, word, and at the same time to realize themselves as music, painting, novel, and the film and the play as a whole.
Like any developing system, the art is flexible and mobile, allowing it to sell itself in various forms, genres, trends, styles. The establishment and operation of works of art is in the artistic culture that combines the historically changing whole artistic creativity, art history, art criticism and aesthetics.
Arts - is historically resistant forms of creative activity, artistic realizing the vital content and differ in the way of its material embodiment:
- Fine Arts reveal the diversity of the world with the help of colors, marble, clay, etc. (by using the plastic of color and materials);
- Literature includes all shades of creativity realized in the word;
- The music is concerned not only with the sound of the human voice, but also with a variety of tones created by natural and technical devices (it is a musical instrument);
- Architecture and applied arts - through the existing space in the design and material things, meet the practical and spiritual needs of people - it is difficult in many ways to express their model view certainty.
Each of the arts has its own special basis and genres, there are internal variations. Species properties of art appear in a particular historical period and in different artistic cultures in different ways, because of the very division of art into species is primarily due to the peculiarities of the human perception of the world. Language colors, shapes, sound originated by the fact that the colors, sounds, shapes and have the meaning defined expressive value of life.
During the operation of the system of world culture arts are constantly changing, showing where the various, sometimes conflicting trends:
- From the ancient art of syncretic the differentiation occurred in all its forms,
- In the course of history development of formed synthetic arts (theater, architecture),
- The impact of scientific and technological progress has stimulated the emergence of new forms of art (cinema, television, video). In the modern development of arts there is a clear purpose:
- Preservation of the sovereignty of each of its art form;
- Attraction to the synthesis of the arts.
Both trends are relevant and fruitful nowadays, because of the existing contradiction between them does not lead to the absorption of some other kinds of art, but to the mutual influence and mutual enrichment, but at the same time, once again emphasizing their right to independent functioning in the system of culture.
The relationship of the various art forms is the phenomenon, which is very useful, especially for the development of the arts. It does not have its limits, its historically fluid and volatile. Art is a social phenomenon. It participates in the social transformation of the society, providing aesthetic impact on the individual. The very process of creativity in the arts accumulates experiences and events and facts, taken from real life. Author recycles all of this material life, reproducing a new reality - the world of Art. Furthermore, art is a multifunctional. It recognizes, educates, predicts the future, has a meaningful, has almost hypnotic effect on people, but also has other functions. This is the social significance of art. But its main purpose is the socialization of the individual and the approval of its intrinsic value. Art involves a person in terms of social life, affecting the most personal aspects of human beings.
There are a lot of great examples of Arts out there in the world but Michelangelo’s work caught my attention the most. Michelangelo Buonarroti was one of the most amazing artists of the Late Renaissance in Italy and in the World. He is famous for being a prominent sculptor, brilliant painter, poet, philosopher and architect.
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People that distinguish from the gray masses were present from the moment of creation of the civilization. In fact, in many cases they were the initiators to take everything to the next level. In any case, the basic condition for the manifestation of creativity is the possession of certain skills, the only way the person has the opportunity to focus on the main points, which depends on the success of its activities. Agree that the better man possesses certain skills, the more creative it can make your business. For example, to create a professionally written novel, it needs certain skills in writing, because otherwise all of his attention will be focused on avoiding errors in the text. Thanks to creative people – great exploration and discoveries are performed, new and original items that are of the highest value to the society. The list of creative people could be infinite, however, the most prominent creative people are scientists, musicians, artists, actors, inventors, in other words, people involved in the same activity as a result of which new financially and spiritually significant products appear. The products of creativity in this case we call the buildings, paintings, books, etc. The main thing that is the heart of all inventions, discoveries, new works of art and literature, the birth of new ideas is thinking outside the box, which constantly moves humanity forward. Every man should strive to open up and to be realized in this life. Only self-revelation and self-realization can open the meaning of life and grant you true happiness. And no matter where and when the person will reveal his creative skills, because it can occur in childhood and in old age, the most important thing is that the disclosure of talent really happened. Remember what the ancient Greek proverb says: "A man reaches the heights only in the things that are close to his heart." So if you want to become a successful musician or an artist, you have to love it first of all and be hardworking and patient.
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