What Is Art?
Art can be a controversial subject. It has been abused, celebrated, maligned, and glorified but most of all, it is a part of everyone's daily life whether we are aware or not.
But what is art? A dictionary definition says it is ". . . an expression or application of human creative skill and imagination."
And what else?
"Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use." Frank Lloyd Wright
"Art is anything that communicates emotion." Leo Tolstoy
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known." Oscar Wilde
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." Thomas Merton
"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist." Rene Magritte
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art." Leonardo da Vinci
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