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Art, a definition

Day one of the Blogging from A to Z challenge.


Art, we all know what art is. We go to museums to see it, we coo over children's finger paintings and gaze at the street art that adorns the buildings around us. We smile appreciatively at the photos taken with the perfect light, and watch, enraptured at the beautifully choreographed scene on TV.

But what is the definition of art.

According to google it is:

the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

www.merriam-webster.com has a few different definitions

1. : skill acquired by experience, study, or observation

2. : the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects 3. : the quality or state of being artful

To me the definition of art is something that is made by someone who puts their heart into it. If you create something, and you know a piece of you is in that, because you put so much of yourself into creating it. Then that is art. Art can be anything, a song, a dance, a painting, a building, a plate of food, anything. Art is everywhere, you need only look.

What is your definition of art? Let me know in the comments.

Rebecca Adams

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