Art FAQs:

Q: Is art a diverse range of human activities in creating visual?

A: Yes, and auditory or performing artifacts , expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.

Q: Is art disputed and has changed over time?

A: Yes, and general descriptions mention an idea of imaginative or technical skill stemming from human agency and creation.

Q: Is art a social construction?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art graphics and images that are spray-painted or stencilled on publicly viewable walls?

A: Yes, and buildings, buses, trains, and bridges, usually without permission.

Q: Is art determined by its capacity to transcend the limits of its chosen medium to strike some universal chord by the rarity of the skill of the artist or in its accurate reflection in what is termed the zeitgeist?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art "vague"?

A: Yes, but that it has had many unique, different reasons for being created.

Q: Is art formal?

A: Yes, Philosophers almost universally reject this view and hold that the properties and aesthetics of art extend beyond materials, techniques, and form.

Q: Is art irrelevant or peripheral to correctly interpreting art?

A: Yes.

Q: Was art evolutionary important because it attracted mates?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art often intended to appeal to and connect with human emotion?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art often disputed because so little is known about the cultures that produced them?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art any activity of any kind- everything?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art often utilized as a form of propaganda?

A: Yes, and thus can be used to subtly influence popular conceptions or mood.

Q: Is art a set of] artefacts or images with symbolic meanings as a means of communication?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art used in rituals?

A: Yes, and performances and dances as a decoration or symbol.

Q: Is art whether it is perceived to be attractive or repulsive?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art those that are integral to being human?

A: Yes, and transcend the individual, or do not fulfill a specific external purpose.

Q: Is art provided in the following outline?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art important to many of the ideas of art within the various art movements of the 20th century and early 21st century?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art a commodity impelled the aesthetic innovation which germinated in the mid-1960s and was reaped throughout the 1970s?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art something that stimulates an individual's thoughts?

A: Yes, and emotions, beliefs, or ideas through the senses.

Q: Is art visual arts?

A: Yes, and which include creation of images or objects in fields including today painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media.

Q: Is art a feature of work by Situationist International?

A: Yes, and the lo-fi Mail art movement, and the Young British Artists, though it is a form still rejected by the Stuckists, who describe themselves as anti-anti-art.

Q: Is art a matter of assembly of found objects?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art equally defensible and demonstrable?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art also used by art therapists?

A: Yes, and psychotherapists and clinical psychologists as art therapy.

Q: Is art not always or even regularly aesthetically appealing to a majority of viewers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art rarely the heart of the problem?

A: Yes.

Q: Is art closely related to the older Latin meaning?

A: Yes, and which roughly translates to "skill" or "craft," as associated with words such as "artisan".

Q: Are arts often divided into more specific categories?

A: Yes, and typically along perceptually distinguishable categories such as media, genre, styles, and form.

Q: Was art greatly concerned with achieving the appropriate balance between different aspects of realism or truth to nature and the ideal?

A: Yes, ideas as to what the appropriate balance is have shifted to and fro over the centuries.

Q: Is art referred to as classificatory disputes about art?

A: Yes.

Q: Are arts separated and distinguished from acquired skills in general?

A: Yes, such as the decorative or applied arts.

Q: Is art a label for art that intentionally challenges the established parameters and values of art?

A: Yes, it is term associated with Dadaism and attributed to Marcel Duchamp just before World War I, when he was making art from found objects.

Q: Is art a narrative of endless possibilities and the search for new standards?

A: Yes, and each being torn down in succession by the next.

Q: Is art also used to apply judgments of value, as in such expressions as "that meal was a work of art" , or "the art of deception",?

A: Yes, It is this use of the word as a measure of high quality and high value that gives the term its flavor of subjectivity.