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Eight Artists, Eight Works, Eight Genres

On the Internet, look up and list two or more definitions of the word "art" from different reliable sources. Be sure to properly quote and cite these definitions. Then search the internet and find one specific example of each of the eight types of art listed below. Your examples should be by established artists and/or from museum collections online. Submit the URL for each example, a description of the art and an explanation of why the example you provide exemplifies the definition(s) of the word "art."

Conceptual Art
Installation Art
Performance Art

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Definitions of art, copied and pasted from the Web sites, with their URLs:

1. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
a. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
b. The study of these activities.
c. The product of these activities; human works of beauty considered as a group.
2. High quality of conception or execution, as found in works of beauty; aesthetic value.
3. A field or category of art, such as music, ballet, or literature.
4. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
a. A system of principles and methods employed in the performance of a set of activities: the art of building.
b. A trade or craft that applies such a system of principles and methods: the art of the lexicographer.
a. Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation: the art of the baker; the blacksmith's art.
b. Skill arising from the exercise of intuitive faculties: "Self-criticism is an art not many are qualified to practice" (Joyce Carol Oates).
a. arts Artful devices, stratagems, and tricks.
b. Artful contrivance; cunning.
5. Printing. Illustrative material.
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Definitions of art on the Web:
- the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
- the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
- a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
- artwork: photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication; "the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"
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Death of Sardanapalus, Eugene Delacroix. Copied and pasted comments from the site: Sardanapalus was a legendary Oriental king of Antiquity who ordered a sacrificial pyre to be built to expiate the shame of a military defeat. After ordering the massacre of all his women, slaves, and horses, he chose to burn to death on the pyre. Delacroix, always drawn to such extreme subjects, took the opportunity to paint a vision of horror.
The scene is one of utter chaos. Where is it taking place? Group the figures together in pairs - the king and his mistress, unconscious on the bed, the black slave pulling at the white horse on the left, the naked woman being stabbed by the man on the right. The figures are scattered across the canvas, making it difficult to find any visual coherence. Take a couple of steps back and half-close your eyes to see how the blocks of white, yellow, and red form a warm, bright splash across the canvas from left to right and from top to bottom. The lust for luxury and pleasure are reflected in the colorful objects, swathes of cloth, jewels, and the reeling bodies. The king's emotionless expression is all the more shocking in the midst of such an orgy of violence. The exemplification of art: the creation of beautiful or significant things.
Eugène DELACROIX (Charenton-Saint-Maurice, 1798 - Paris, 1863)
The Death of Sardanapalus
© Musée du Louvre/A. Dequier - M. Bard

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Eight works of art are explained and described, with definitions of art included in 2440 words total. Attached in Word.