Like beauty, is not art in the eye of the beholder? More so, does assigning any absolute definition not limit the potential of what “art” can be? Art is something being ever “re-defined,” and therefore often defies definition.
Ultimately, it may be impossible to ever truly construct a definition of art that could truly and wholly satisfy what it is intended to encompass. The definition of art is one of the greatest controversial subjects in modern contemporary philosophy. (Adajian,2012) We all have our own internal understandings of what strikes us as art. We know as individuals what elicits an emotional response, what triggers your thoughts and what captured moment on canvas or print that lures ones imagination. Art is many things; it is timeless and everlasting element of the human experience that allows us to express ourselves in fascinating, unique, and different ways. It has been said that art is the truest freedom of expression, that said then it should be free of the boundaries and limitations of simplistic definitions. Perhaps the reason that art cannot be well defined by words alone is because it is not just a word; it is feeling, thought, and life experiences.
Wassily Kandinsky was a respected abstract painter. This piece, “Autumn in Bavaria,” completed in 1908, oil on cardboard, is one of the few paintings that are far less abstract than the majority of his work. This piece is striking in its use color to imply the very lovely and familiar image of a lushly landscaped European country road. It has the brighter colors of spring and warm weather.
This is a beautiful and breathtaking sculpture titled, “Expansion,” by Paige Bradley, is the visage of a woman in a relaxed, peaceful, and meditative pose. Unique lighting effects were employed to create the illusion that the woman’s inner being, spirit,