‘What is arts, the fine arts, decorative arts, performing arts etc’, almost all of us get confused somewhere while talking about arts and its applications. People wonder if it’s making sculptures and painting pictures or it is even constructing buildings or it’s making films and movies.
Well, Encyclopedia Britannica Online describes art as ‘use of creative imagination and skills in producing aesthetically pleasing objects, environments and experiences which can be shared with others’. Keeping this definition in view, it’s obvious that practical considerations of arts are of least concerns to artists and their only purpose is to bring out aesthetic pleasure.
This definition mainly focuses on visual arts such as paintings, sculptures and photography etc. From this definition, we see that this art has been around as early as human kind.
Let’s Know Art Once For All:
For interested readers, I guess it’s wise to write couple of more lines about ‘the arts’. For understanding better, just picture life without any colors, music, poetry, paintings, buildings, languages and designs. Yes, these all are forms of the arts, in one way or other. The Arts is split into three different classes; Visual Arts, Auditory Arts and Performance Arts. This all types can come together as well.
Visual Arts, as name implies, is the creations which we can see, look and watch. It’s oldest form of arts. Egyptians used paintings and sculpting everything about their life and religions. Greeks on the other hand, took art of sculpting to the new levels of perfection. Romans relished their artistry in drawings and paintings mostly.
Modern artists use computer programs and machine oriented environments to make beautiful ‘creations’.
‘Arts’ and its essentials:
According to definition, every creative thing that is aesthetically pleasing, regardless of its creation process is an art, though the most commendable creations are those which are hand crafted. Like contemporary hand crafted sculptures relating movie art or sci-fi art are superior forms of art. Similarly, hand drawn paintings still outgun quickly all other computer generated paintings.
In hand made objects, artists try to achieve perfection under inherent limitations. Things normally done by machines become wonderful miracles when performed manually and this ‘manual labor’ is what makes hand crafted creations masterpieces.
Sculptures and Arts:
Historically art of sculpturing is as old as are human beings. Woods, metals and stones were commonly used materials for making sculptures. Artists used to make sculptures of their deities, their kings, their ancestors and like that. Though wooden sculptures have largely been disappeared but stone and metallic sculptures have successfully made their ways to our age.
Contemporary artists have given new life to this centuries old art. Sculptures made today barely belong to any deities or gods and they aren’t even used in any rituals anymore. Sole purpose of making them is to satisfy their artistic instincts and delight observers’ aesthetics. Inspiration largely follows Movie Art and sci-fi art and literature.
Combined with ego friendly movements and Avant grade impressions in arts and literature, artists are ensuing scrap metals to make Art From Scrap.