We are all aware that art is not truth. Art is a falsehood that awakens us to the reality, or at least the truth that is given to us to comprehend. The artist must understand how to persuade others of the veracity of his lies... We communicate our ideas about what nature is not via art. Art is therefore a means by which we express ourselves emotionally beyond words.
"The artist must know how to persuade people of the sincerity of his falsehoods." - Michelangelo.
But, if we were to define genuine art, it would be something that the artist makes for his own delight, without regard for what the rest of the world thinks of it. It is true for every type of art, whether it is painting, music, or performing arts—it should be capable of inspiring inner development. And this can only happen when an artist expresses himself freely, without worrying about how others might judge his work.
There are many forms of art around us all the time. Some are beautiful, while others not so much. But whatever their beauty or lack thereof, everything from ancient sculptures in museums to contemporary paintings and drawings, is artistic expression in some form or another. Artistic expression cannot be defined simply as a product that makes someone else happy or inspires them, because it includes elements such as color, shape, structure, and composition that make up everything in the natural world around us.
When you look at one of these works of art, you are seeing the imagination of the artist play out before your eyes. The artist has taken some kind of idea or concept and transformed it into a tangible object that other people can enjoy. This may be done through paint or pencil on a canvas or paper, music written down on a page or instrument, or even theater put on for others' enjoyment.
The aim of all art is to express something that goes beyond the artist himself.
Because all art is an imitation of reality, it cannot be genuine in and of itself. If you imitate something that isn't real, then your imitation will seem fake to others, will not convey any knowledge about the reality it imitates, and so on.
The only way for art to be meaningful and useful is if it shows some aspect of reality more truly than anyone else's eye can see. For this reason, all art is idealized reality or representation: it shows things as they appear rather than how they really are.
Realism in art is a modern concept. Before realism, artists painted what they saw directly, without using a mirror to reflect light onto a canvas (or paper). This method allowed them to capture the appearance of objects clearly and vividly, but it could also be used to express their emotional tone. However, because they weren't able to show under- or overcast skies, rainy streets, or sunsets, old painters had to make assumptions about what was happening outside their windows. They did this by looking at maps or asking neighbors for advice on where to find certain scenes. Sometimes they got these ideas from history books. Painters were often inspired by events that they read about in journals or newspapers.
Quotes by Rabindranath Tagore What exactly is art? It is man's creative soul's answer to the call of the Real. If we could only recognize that call, listen to it, understand its meaning, give expression to that understanding in forms that others would find worthy, then human history would be a great adventure after all.
Art is the response to reality. If you read history you will find that everything important that has ever been said or done was at some point simply expressed as an image on a piece of paper. That's why artists have always had a special place in society. They express what cannot be said otherwise and help us to understand each other.
Every image, no matter how simple, is made up of three parts: (1) form, (2) content, and (3) technique. Technique includes anything related to making an image such as tools used, materials involved, and even physical activity required to create it. There are many different techniques used by artists to achieve different results. For example, one artist may use oil paints while another uses pencils and watercolors. However, they both use the same elements to create their images. These elements include color, line, shape, value, and texture.