Art is an expansive field of human activities which include an intention to share beauty, technical ability, aesthetic sense, beauty, emotional strength, or creative thinking, with the end goal of influencing other people. In essence, art includes any creation involving interaction between a human being and a matter in order to affect perceptions of that matter. In this broad area of endeavor, there are numerous categories under which art can be divided. All art forms are subjective in nature; that is, they are determined by the person viewing the art and not necessarily by some objective standard of quality. Some examples of such forms are literature, music, film, visual arts, sculpture, paintings, and other visual displays.
Aesthetics affects the interpretation of experience and/or surroundings through the five senses: sight, smell, touch, and hearing. Beauty is subjective in nature; the aesthetic quality of a work of art is independent of the culture, time period, culture, and nationality of the viewer. Aesthetics is the discipline of studying the effects of art on the human emotions of the artist and on the emotions of those who see the work of art. The major aim of aesthetics is to establish a balance between the physical and the psychological elements of beauty such as space, time, and composition. The study of aesthetics attempts to reveal the relation between the different dimensions of the human psyche.
Aesthetics and art do not always proceed in a similar direction. Some aesthetic works are consciously designed to evoke certain emotional responses while some are studied to improve the aesthetic appreciation of the viewer. However, most works of art fall under the broader umbrella of aesthetics which includes the appreciation of beauty in its form as a whole, rather than a particular piece.
Answering the question of what is beauty requires the analysis of the human mind, body, and environment. In this way, aesthetics takes into consideration the effects of form, color, form, texture, composition, proportions, and the relationship between various aesthetic elements. The key points of aesthetic judgment can be thought of as a basic framework through which an artist attempts to create a meaningful creation.
Some of the most common key terms used in aesthetics include proportion, naturalness, appearance, form, and color. When an artist analyzes these key terms he/she will attempt to create a visual experience that is aesthetically pleasing. The intention behind the creation of any art is to beautify the surrounding environment. Therefore, art may be defined as a creative activity intended to beautify the experience of the observer. The intent of any work of art is to generate aesthetic sensations in the viewer that lead to the generation of positive emotion.
Aesthetics and art derive from the natural psychological processes that occur within the human condition. The beauty of the visual encounter may arise from the desirability of the object of visual inspection or the power of suggestion. In many cases the key terms used in aesthetics are descriptive of the human condition as a whole, but may also refer to specific aesthetic experiences. For instance, beauty may refer to the physiological quality of bodily attractiveness or to the mental quality of the intellect. It may also refer to particular aesthetic qualities such as calm, peacefulness, strength, power, and courage. These key terms in aesthetics have both a subjective and objective meaning.