What is the purpose of making Art?

In order for me to figure out a concept I need to ask some questions.. 

What is the purpose of making Art?

Art causes people to look a little closer. To look closer at the social issues, at other people and their emotions, at the environment that surround them, and the everyday objects and life forms around them.

Art is usually about self-expression.

One of the functions of the artist is to make a statement of some kind. It may be a simple statement, the beauty of the landscape for example, but it is a statement. Somehow the artist is trying to communicate an idea, an emotion, or a purpose in their work.

We make art because there is something inside the creative person that needs to get out

We make art because there is something inside the creative person that needs to get out. The poet, musician, actor, and visual artist all have a desire to express what they feel and to create something of great value. It’s a type of therapy or a form of meditation. Many do art for the pure joy of it.

 

Information sourced from a helpful page called ‘What is Art and the purpose of making it? – An artist explains his thoughts on the function art serves in society.’ By Brian Rice.

Retrieved from http://painting.about.com/od/inspiration/a/what_is_art.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About jessshirley1981

Hi there, Im a 33 year old mum of two, a 7 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. I am studying for the BA in Arts & Media part time, I have just finished L6 Studio this semester 2, 2014. My passion is photography, here is a link to my facebook photography page for those of you that are interested https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Shirley-Photography/414300345298086
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