Clarification involves moving from a general awareness to a precise feeling. The distinctive feature of imaginative expression is that the artist makes it clear on a piece of art. Vague feeling is general feeling which is different from communicating a message which feeling is specific. Vague feeling is only in the mind of the artist and who only has the knowledge of it while many people can interpret the message communicated. Magic art and entertainment are forms of craft and not art proper. Art magic as a form arouses particular feelings in practical societal life. They can be in the form of song, a painting or a dance. Magic serve certain purpose and entertainment serves no purpose but pleasurable feelings (Warburton 49).
Art proper is the imaginative expression of where artist vague feelings are made precise. Art, not proper defines an artist intention to arouse the emotions of his audience instead of his own. According to Collingwood, art is a conscious way to achieve a conscious purpose and that art and craft have no distinction. He sees art as another type of craft, and that art can exist on its own. Art is different from craft in that art does not need planning as it is an expression of emotions and craft needs planning as the artist knows what they want as the definite end. According to his technical theory, art is not necessarily a technical matter that can be taught, but as a skill that one is born with. The properties of art making gives emphasis that an artist will express concerns on the need to get the emotions clear. It requires designing, skills, reaction to chance as it needs not planning while making a work of art (Warburton 41).
Collingwood emphasis on process of an artist intention is that, the artist must refine his emotion and be able to attain knowledge by expressing clearly what his emotions are. An artist intention is to arouse and achieve reactions from audiences but not arousing his own. An