Art is an ever changing, ever evolving area of human activity involving both the production of tangible artistic artifacts, the creation of verbal or performing works (arts) that express the artist’s imagination, concept, or skill, intended primarily to be enjoyed primarily as a visual art, or to become a repository of personal experience. The word “art” refers to any work of lasting value which may be either tangible or non-tangible and which may be made by someone independent of aesthetic considerations. The most common types of art are normally produced in the visual form, whereas figurative art, such as paintings, sculptures, photographic art, and architecture, usually involves the creation of sculpted structures, but may also include objects only on a surface. The representation of the objects is realized through the sense of sight, but may also be realized by the use of certain kinds of hearing.
Visual art consists of those works of art whose purpose is to communicate some kind of a message or to entertain. There are two broad categories of visual art: performance art and literature. Performance art is usually a representation of some kind of action, normally occurring in the natural environment. It usually makes use of movement, sound, and sometimes even texture. On the other hand, literature art deals with the visual presentation of literary works of a high level of complexity, usually associated with the expression of abstract thoughts, themes, ideas, or emotions. The most famous authors who belong to this category are painters such as Picasso, Dali, and Monet; writers like Kafka and Goethe; and film makers such as Spielberg, Tarantino, and Lucas.
Art has been the subject of much discussion since the time of the Renaissance, when it was considered to be a part of human vanity. Later, artists were considered to be important for producing a harmony in society by expressing societal feelings and desires in their work. Today, art scholars continue to debate the nature of art and whether or not there is a place for artistic expressions in the public arena. Although a wide variety of artistic expressions can be found in art, the definition of art continues to change. No matter what the answers are, art continues to be a very subjective field of work that resonates with the feelings and sentiments of those who appreciate it.