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Unformatted text preview: Introduction [to the Arts and Humanities] What the author was trying to say in this chapter is about the arts main concerns, purposes, functions, criticism, and style. We can know art concern several ways such as creativity and symbols. Also, art has its purposes and functions. Arts purposes are for us to understand and feel it, and it may give people a new way to understand the world. Arts functions are different. It helps people to accomplish something or makes the objects better. Moreover, applying critical skills is important to the arts, and it can help us to understand the meaning of the arts. We should analyze a piece of art with formal and contextual criticism. The last thing the chapter mentions is arts style. There are many styles in visual art, and we classify them depends on their color, era, etc. Ancient Approcaches In this reading, it introduces the history of art in different periods such as the Stone Age, and different region in the world such as the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and...
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