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Why do people produce art?

What is the value if any of studying art?

What functions do works of art in your local environment fulfill?

What is beauty? Does every piece of art have to be beautiful? Why or why not?

What is art?

Some artists believe the process is as important or maybe even more so than the product. What are your opinions?

How does art serve religion in our own time?

Does art help us come to terms with the tragedy of death?

How does time influence our response to certain works of art?

Today we open ancient tombs and display their contents for the public is this an acceptable practice?

Two major aspects of the Renaissance were a rebirth of interest in classicism and a new appreciation of human individuality and potential. Do you feel that any such "rebirth" of interest is driving attitudes at the beginning of the 21st century? If so, what type of interests and how is this "rebirth" affecting our world?

What powers do artists have today to form public opinion? In what media do these artists usually work?

As different cultures from various nations interact on the global stage, how can knowledge of each others' cultural symbols, beliefs, and attitudes become valuable? In art? In politics? In economics?

How might the cultures of the Pacific and the Americas have developed if they had not been invaded and conquered by Europeans? What do you think their works of art and architecture would look like today?

If you could express one important issue through a work of art, what would that issue be and how would you use media, techniques, elements, principles, symbols, and themes of art to present your views related to that issue?

In what ways have film and video affect our lives in the late 20th and early 21st centuries?

Consider the history of photojournalism: how have the roles and purposes of photojournalists evolved during the past century? In what ways can the public rely on photography to tell the "truth" about historical events?

Does advertising represent products honestly? What are some examples of honest and dishonest ads?

Should distinctions be made between fine art and crafts? Why or why not?

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Why do people produce art?

Art is produced to express an emotion or a feeling, and it can be to tell a story, represent a person place or thing. It feels good for the artist to produce the Art.

What is the value if any of studying art?

Through studying art throughout the ages we can find out what was important to culture, as it often reflects the times and is a story of history and sociology.
We can also see the value in some religious art as a way of increasing and expanding Christianity throughout the early civilized world.

Art students can see all the different time periods and what was happening historically at the time the art was made. Any student can learn history through Art.

What functions do works of art in your local environment fulfill?

Art should not need to have a function. Some public art wants to bring something to a communityÃ?¢â?¬â?¢s attention, to celebrate our political leaders or make us thing about social problems

What is beauty? Does every piece of art have to be beautiful? Why or why not?

Beauty is whatever appeals to the viewer. Art does not have to be beautiful, because that would only limit art. Some art is ugly, some confusing, but Art cannot be universally beautiful to all people, one piece can be beautiful to one personÃ?¢â?¬Ã?¦.

What is art?

Art is anything made or found with the intention of calling it art. Today, art has such a wide range of form. Art should never need a purpose.

Some artists believe the process is as important or maybe even more so than the product. What are your opinions?

Process is just one part of the work, especially for the cathartic effect it can bring.

Process for the viewer is actually seeing what the artist sees, and this cannot be guaranteed. See beauty above: since people feel differently about what is beautiful, so is the feeling of the artist AND the viewer for process

How does art serve religion in our own time?

In our own time, we do not need the support of churches to be our patrons, so Art is freer in churches and temples. Sculpture, paintings and song are some popular ways art enters
religion

Does art help us come to terms with the tragedy of death?

For some no, but certainly, for an artistÃ?¢â?¬â?¢s process and for the viewer I could say, yes.

Writing a poem or story seems like it would help the one doing the creating, as a way of catharsis, a way to honor the dead and to celebrate life.

How does time influence our response to certain works of art?

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Solution Summary

This solution answers several questions about how to view, understand, and define the purpose of art. Societal, religious, political and personal opinion are discussed. Each question gives an answer regarding art , culture, the definition of beauty in art, political and religious content. Many of these questions are to be answered personally by each viewer, as each viewer has their own opinion and position on the power of a particular piece of art. After reading these answers, students can gain a basic idea of why Art exists, why it is important, and how it affects or reflects politics and religion and ideas for the time in which the Art was produced.

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