All About Modern Art
Art is a broad spectrum of human activities ranging from artistic ability, creative, visual imagination, beauty, physical dexterity, to verbal skill, to practical ability, to emotional expression, or even conceptualization. In any given culture and society, art and the people who create it are revered. The word “art,” in Latin means “doing” or “making.” There is some dispute as to what the definition actually is. In general, art has been defined as creative activity intended to create something with substantial creative intent.
One way of looking at it is to consider art as an expressive human activity. Painting is one type of art; sculpture is another. Statues, music, and dance are other types. In the middle ages, the painting was done mostly for ornamental purposes, like decorating palaces and churches, and architects created elaborate works of art called miniatures.
One of the most important aspects of the middle ages was the Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci is often credited with inventing the Mona Lisa, although many scholars believe that it was Leonardo Dicavento who actually created the actual painting, not the Italian artist Statuario da Sangallo. Da Vinci’s other famous works include The Last Supper and the Vitruvian Man. In the Renaissance, artists were looked on as the next generation of artists after the renowned master painters.
In modern times, painting and sculptures are no longer considered to be works of art, but merely an expression of the artist’s feelings. Modern art is influenced by many different influences, including technology and the art world itself. Some modern artists use complex computer programs to create their art. Others choose to focus on particular forms of art, such as photography, literature, architecture, film, dance, or theater. A person interested in art can find many forms of expression in the world around them.
One of the problems with modern art, however, is that people often think that it is only a form of decoration. People often judge an art work by its appearance rather than simply basing their judgment on the quality and inspiration behind the creation of the piece. This attitude has sometimes led to artists being criticized for “appropriating” other cultures and art forms, or even for portraying things that could not be related to art in a way that would have any meaning to a real person. A person interested in art should be open-minded and be willing to look beyond the surface of a painting in order to determine if the painting has any deeper meaning.
Because of the popularity of modern art, many people find themselves wondering what they should do with their art collection. Many people choose to auction off their artwork in order to pay for unexpected bills or educational expenses. Others choose to donate their art to charity. There are many options when it comes to owning art, but people should remember that an art collection should be a safe place for art lovers to enjoy looking at each others artwork. This will encourage others to look into the art of their patrons and potentially create new art lovers for life.