Key Points About Art and Education
Art is an ever-expanding field of human endeavors that involve an intention to express beauty, technical skill, creativity, emotional strength, or other perceived aesthetic notions, and the ability to produce the object of the formative idea in some other form other than the conventional ones. It includes many forms such as music, literature, visual arts, dance, architecture, photography, motion graphics, installations, and computer works. The diversity of art is immense. It covers all human activity from everyday life to monumental constructions. It is therefore not surprising to learn that the term “art” is used so frequently today, and also that there are several disputes involved as to what constitutes art.
As we shall see in the following passages, art has a variety of key terms that can be used to describe different aspects of this broad array of activity. Aesthetics refers to the aesthetic sense that arises in the human condition as a result of the presence of the aesthetic qualities of things. In art, aesthetics arises in the humanities (which includes all human subjects) as a result of the observation that things have both negative and positive qualities. Thus the human condition has a dual component of being aesthetically pleasant and unpleasant.
Aesthetics, on the other hand, appears to be related to the cognitive faculties and the reflective mind that see beauty. We could say that aesthetics reflects the subjective condition of beauty. Some other key terms associated with the concept of aesthetics are beauty, value, intellect, value judgment, and appreciation. These three concepts may be used to explain the appreciation of beauty in various contexts. For instance, when we look at nature, there are those creatures that are perceived as being beautiful, there are the objects of human taste, and there are the objects of appreciation.
Beauty, in art, is associated with the qualities of truth and goodness, whereas the qualities of beauty in nature are typically associated with fecundity, simplicity, sobriety, andeminence. When a work of art tries to evoke these qualities in us, it appeals to our aesthetic sense. Similarly, when we look at art, we are trying to appeal to our cognitive understanding of beauty. We might say that the objects of art have a certain representational content that makes them attractive. There are also other key terms in art to consider such as subject-matter, the form, the message, and the message’ aspect.
As mentioned above, aesthetics is an important part of the human experience. It can be studied as a process of learning. An effective understanding of aesthetics should provide the key takeaways that include: the existence of an aesthetic quality, the different ways of representing the same object, and the relationship between aesthetics and knowledge. It also allows us to differentiate between visual communication and information or knowledge. It also enables us to develop our self-awareness and personal growth.
The field of aesthetics has several key points and concepts that need to be considered. The main ones are: the beauty standards, the beauty theme, the value of beauty standards, the meaning of beauty, and the importance of selected components of aesthetic judgment. Other concepts include the value of proportion, proportionality, and the contribution of emotions to beauty. These are just some of the many concepts that come into play in studying aesthetics. All the key points mentioned can be understood using the concepts of aesthetics.