music, performance, literature, etc.; expressive culture; manifestation of human creativity; evokes an appreciation for a creative expression; something that we contemplate in the moment – often associated with religion; All societies have not had museums, but all have had somewhere that they display art. Aesthetics – term to refer to the appreciation of the qualities of art How we count things as Art: There is no boundary between what is art and what is not art – something that speaks to you and creates aesthetic appreciation when you look at each other Has to be the product of human creativity EX: something that happens in nature randomly is not art, but a picture of it is because that is a product of human creativity. Aesthetics – term to refer to the appreciation of the qualities of art Varies from culture to culture because we view things so differently Who is Considered an Artist: In the west, there is a heavier focus on the individual. Other societies place more emphasis on
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