Chapter 13 - Chapter 13 Arts, Media, and Sports: What is...

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Chapter 13 – Arts, Media, and Sports: What is Art? The arts (321) include music, performance arts, visual arts, and storytelling and literature (oral and written). These manifestations of human creativity are sometimes called expressive culture . Dictionary definition : The quality, production, expression, or realm of what is beautiful or more of the ordinary significance; the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria. Aesthetics (322) involves “the qualities perceived in works of art…; the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty” Art and Religion: Jacques Maquet states that an artwork is something that stimulates and sustains contemplation. It compels attention and reflection. In tribal performances, the arts and religion often mix. In any society, art is produced for its aesthetic value as well as for religious purposes. Locating Art: In state societies, we have come to rely on critics, judges, and experts to tell us what’s art and what isn’t. Art and Individuality:
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course ANT 220 taught by Professor Merle during the Fall '09 term at Wayne State University.

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Chapter 13 - Chapter 13 Arts, Media, and Sports: What is...

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