Introduction - What is art How can we define a work of art...

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What is art? How can we define a work of art? What is not art? Why do we make art? Why do we study art?
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How can we define art?
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ART lacks a satisfactory definition. It is easier to describe it as the way something is done -- "the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others" ( Britannica Online ) -- rather than what it is. And even this broad definition can have many exceptions.
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How did art begin? There seems to be an element of appreciation for patterns in the earliest art. Very early art may have been created by noticing and emphasizing chance resemblances Hunter-Gatherer communities work around 20 hours per week to find food and shelter—way more free time than farming societies! Early representational art probably had functions beyond “art for art’s sake” such as ritual or magic
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Art or Artifact? An artifact
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course AHS 195 taught by Professor K.koblik during the Fall '10 term at Diablo Valley College.

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