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Is advertising "art?' Why?

As an intern, you have been asked to write an analysis of advertising and art. Research the terms and give a brief definition of each. Be sure your post addresses these questions:

â?¢How is advertising a departure from the earlier history of art?
â?¢Can advertising be art? Why or why not?

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Research the terms and give a brief definition of each. Be sure your post addresses these questions:
ART: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/art:
Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.

ADVERTISING: from the same web site as above:
1. (Business / Marketing) the promotion of goods or services for sale through impersonal media, such as radio or television
2. (Business / Marketing) the business that specializes in creating such publicity

How is advertising a departure from the earlier history of art?
Artworks from earlier times in history were works that captured an image or portrait, or that portrayed a message (gods, or religious-based artworks) or were works that expressed the desires ...

Solution Summary

Web=based definitions of art and advertising, with URLs. Brief discussion of advertising's history and its evolution and consideration as examples of fine art, with examples.

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