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Can you define the word "Art"?

W_C 2007/11/12 02:13:58
Yes, "art" can be defined...
No, there can never be a single definition.
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Do you believe there can ever be a single definition for the word "Art" ? (and i don't mean the person..)

If so, what are your thoughts about what the definition would be?

We all know what art is.. so what connects everything we consider to be art?

(and I know there is a def in the in the dictionary.. but other than that)
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  • Candy 2007/11/12 17:06:21
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Candy
    +3
    It's a tough question. Art is very subjective. But if it makes you feel or think, than its art.

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  • I'm Left, You're Wrong 2008/07/10 23:01:46 (edited)
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    I'm Left, You're Wrong
    +1
    A reasonably intelligent, albeit misguided pollster, here on SodaHead.

    Oh, sorry...you said NOT the person.....my bad...
  • W_C I'm Lef... 2008/07/11 00:45:48
    W_C
    +1
    hahaha
    you crack me up!
    hahaha crack
  • Kai-Neko 2008/06/12 04:42:28
    Undecided
    Kai-Neko
    +1
    all I know it consists of the following:
    Expression
    Freedom
    Taking a step out of the world
    TIme to be yourself
    To laugh
    or Cry
    or Throw things everwhere
    different.
    Art............
    its beautiful
  • ErinGoBragh87 2008/03/10 17:41:34
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    ErinGoBragh87
    +1
    the only word that comes to mind would be expression
  • SearchlightMasquerade 2008/02/02 19:38:44
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    SearchlightMasquerade
    +1
    Good for the soul. :P
  • Katie 2008/01/07 08:21:22
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Katie
    +1
    There are so many different types of art. So many different levels. Different people view different things as art so the definition varies from person to person.
    I think its one of the hardest words to define.
  • DELETE THIS ACCOUNT! please 2007/12/06 02:51:48
  • Paul 2007/11/20 17:11:28
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Paul
    +1
    Like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder.
  • deana 2007/11/14 23:33:59
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    deana
    +1
    i think art is anything you do or create that depicts what you're feeling or thinking about at the time. of course when you define it like that even murder could be considered art, but thats not what i meant. thats the best way i can explain my opinion of what art is, but i'm sure other peopl see it differently
  • Stephanie K 2007/11/14 17:23:57
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Stephanie K
    +1
    The best way I can describe art is "art".
  • Spider20 2007/11/14 06:55:44 (edited)
    Undecided
    Spider20
    +1
    I don't know about any 1 definiton, but I think of art as anything created by a human being, using any media, and sometimes creating new media to be used to create the art......
  • katie 2007/11/14 02:34:55
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    katie
    +1
    no art is wat u make it.if u draw a purple penguin its still art.even if no one likes it.lets face it who wouldnt like a purple penguin though??i mean really.
  • W_C katie 2007/11/14 02:39:12
    W_C
    if its purple, does that mean its poisonous?
  • katie W_C 2007/11/14 04:27:14
    katie
    maybe....lol no...well...ok maybe.but thats not the point.if it was blue it would be sad,if it was red itd be angry, so it was either pink(ewww!! lol )or black(kinda depresssing not really)
  • W_C katie 2007/11/14 05:35:49
    W_C
    i could of sworn that penguins are already black.... lol
  • katie W_C 2007/11/14 16:14:40
    katie
    +1
    yea but thats not the point.duh lol
  • Jessica 2007/11/14 01:33:14
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    Jessica
    +1
    as many different things and in many different ways
  • La Saria 2007/11/13 17:12:00
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    La Saria
    +1
    Art means different things to different people.
  • Wicked (Holla Back Boy) 2007/11/13 17:05:15
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Wicked (Holla Back Boy)
    +1
    Some people believe there is..... and some don't... but truly one's defintion of art maybe completely different to someone else. Or could be too general that just about anything can fit into it.
  • Tiff 2007/11/13 10:10:51
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    Tiff
    +1
    art is imitation of life. True art doesn't just show you a picture, it tells you a story about who the person in the picture was. It draws you in and makes you wonder about there lives as it displays the best and worst of human nature and all the complexities in between.

    e.g. The mona lisa. Her smile is very complex. Only another human would recognise that it seems as though she is hidding something. It's a smirk as if she knows something that we don't and ever since it's creation we've wondered what the secret is.
  • W_C Tiff 2007/11/13 23:43:58
    W_C
    so your an imitative theorist?
  • Tiff W_C 2007/11/14 07:16:17
    Tiff
    +1
    yes. I don't see any other way to be.
  • Lalo 2007/11/13 01:59:27
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    Lalo
    +1
    in my mind art is defined as......... Life
  • K.K. 2007/11/13 01:45:10
    Undecided
    K.K.
    +1
    hmm. art is several thing. like the arts and crafts. but art is pretty much any kind of pleasure or beauty. that's what I think.
  • KellyDew~YES WE CAN 2007/11/13 01:11:29
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    KellyDew~YES WE CAN
    +1
    it is such different things to everybody.
  • khova 2007/11/13 00:59:15
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    khova
    +1
    because we all feel and think differently, art to me is the music, paintings, sculptures and such that makes me feel an emotion... the best art I've seen lately are the draws of my niece ^.^
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  • MrRedWolfe 2007/11/12 23:55:41
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    MrRedWolfe
    +1
    Art is self expression to the umpteenth degree,and just because you or i do not understand it,doesn't mean it has no value,Art is the expression on people,places and things and should be left to everyone their own definition
  • stanley 2007/11/12 22:47:01
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    stanley
    +1
    art can be many different things art can be a drawing on a piece of paper, art can be fashion, art can the leaves of a tree in autumn just as their changing. art is lots of things.
  • John 2007/11/12 22:34:28
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    John
    +1
    art is any thing that stimulates the senses of the viewer, weather its sight, sound, hearing, touch, or taste
  • dopey185 2007/11/12 22:11:22
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    dopey185
    +1
    it depends on the person, and what they want it to mean.
  • Sajama 2007/11/12 20:02:21
  • JNANCE 2007/11/12 20:00:23
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    JNANCE
    +1
    Art is such an open-ended description--it describes a great number of differing genres--that is why I say there can never be a single definition of Art.
  • Scott 2007/11/12 19:56:37
    Undecided
    Scott
    +2
    Art can never be defined it can only be expressed. Art is different to everyone. What one views as art might not be to the next. I guess if one were to define art it would it would be An expression of ones talent for the pleasure, of the senses (sight, sound, touch, etc), of another living being.
  • ~etoile~ 2007/11/12 19:33:41
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    ~etoile~
    +1
    art is pain expressing itself...

    well john lennon said that... and i believe it i think.:) hehe...
  • Corey 2007/11/12 19:31:49
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Corey
    +2
    Art means different things to different people. Thats what makes it so incredible.
  • Cassie 2007/11/12 18:35:13
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Cassie
    +1
    Art is too subjective for a definition.
  • Shadowchaser 2007/11/12 18:10:20
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Shadowchaser
    +1
    I don't think so. There are so many styles and ideas of what art is, it can never be defined that simply.
  • summer 2007/11/12 17:56:06
    Yes, "art" can be defined...
    summer
    +1
    To me art is something that is created by yourself or others. It can come in many forms and different stlyes. Its the creativity that brews in our minds.. if you can express that on paper, in a picture or anywhere else where the world can see, then i consider that art.
  • Candy 2007/11/12 17:06:21
    No, there can never be a single definition.
    Candy
    +3
    It's a tough question. Art is very subjective. But if it makes you feel or think, than its art.

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