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:
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:
So far we have discussed arts as ‘aesthetically pleasing creations’. So, if you create a beautiful and details rich drawing through latest graphic designing program, would that still be ‘art’?
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 eco friendly movements and Avant grade impressions in arts and literature, artists are ensuing scrap metals to make Art From Scrap.