Art, in the modern and most common use of the word, is the process or result of making material works (artwork) which, from concept to creation, adhere to the "creative impulse" — that is, art is distinguished from other works by being in large part unprompted by necessity, by biological drive, or by any undisciplined pursuit of recreation.
Works of art include drawings, paintings, sculpture, literature, poetry, music, film, sequential art, and many other art forms. A person who creates art is known as an artist (or more specifically, a painter, illustrator, sculptor, author, poet, actor, etc).
However, many people use the term "art" in a more restricted sense, roughly equivalent to the visual arts and plastic arts. When an institution is labeled as an "Art Museum", one expects to see drawings, paintings, and sculpture; rather than literature, poetry, music, or film. This restricted sense also tends to be limited to the fine arts, as opposed to commercial art or works of craft.
According to Ayn Rand, Art is "a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgements. Art is the stylization of the essential or significant aspects of a subject/concept. Art requires a theme (or at least a problem to be dealt with in action films) — a unifying idea — to integrate the material elements into a single entity."
When the theme of an artwork is spanking, it belongs to the genre spanking art. This term is however used mainly for visual art such as drawings and paintings. For other art forms with a spanking theme, see:
More quotes on artEdit
|“||Objects or ideas created by humans which tell or show what we are thinking or feeling. Art may or may not be beautiful. Art may or may not look like something we know or recognize. Arts include painting, sculpture, architecture, music, performance, dance, and acting (drama).||”|
|— K-3rd Grade Glossary|
|“||Art is the highest form of expression, and exists for the sake of expression. Through art thoughts become visible. Back of forms are the desire, the longing, the brooding creative instinct, the maternity of mind and the passion that give pose and swell, outline and color. (...) Things are beautiful by the relation that certain forms, colors, and modes of expression bear to us. At the foundation of the beautiful will be found the fact of happiness, the gratification of the senses, the delight of intellectual discovery and the surprise and thrill of appreciation. That which we call the beautiful, wakens into life through the association of ideas, of memories, of experiences, of suggestions of pleasure past and the perception that the prophecies of the ideal have been and will be fulfilled. (...) Art has nothing to do directly with morality or immorality. It is its own excuse for being; it exists for itself.||”|
|— Robert G. Ingersoll, Art And Morality, 1888|
|“||Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.||”|
|— Pablo Picasso|
|“||In art, immorality cannot exist. Art is always sacred.||”|
|— August Rodin|