What is the Purpose of Art?

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Art is a collection of man-made works or processes that are created to influence human emotions, feelings, and intelligence, or to convey a meaning or concept. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines art as “the use of the ability and imagination to create beautiful, environmental, or commercial works that can be shared with others.”

The divisions of art are varied; One of them generally divides works of art into two categories: fine arts and applied arts:

Applied arts: Useful arts are arts that first have their function and usefulness and the purpose of their creation was their application. Such as: car design, architecture, industrial design.

Fine arts: Fine arts are arts that have been created just because they are beautiful. In other words, “they were not created for anything else, but for themselves.” Such as: painting, sculpture, music, dance.

What is the purpose?

James Joyce: “Art is for art’s sake, not a toy in the dirty hands of politics and science. Art is not a tool; it is the lofty goal that drives man to perfection!”

It is obvious to separate objects and concepts into good and bad. Everyone has a certain perception of something; Either he likes it or he does not like it. If you like it, it says it is desirable and beautiful, and if you do not like it, it says it is ugly and ugly. Good and evil, ugliness and beauty are the result of human judgment. Man rules as wise that this thing is beautiful and this thing is not beautiful. We are not talking here about the morality or immorality of good and bad and its philosophy, but we want to know whether art as a phenomenon includes good and bad? Do we have good art and bad art?

Some believe that art is inherently neither good nor bad. It is we who give him the attribute of good or evil. Like a flower that in its essence cannot be characterized as good and bad, what we make a flower good and bad, is our own judgment and measurement. Because the same flower that we like may not be liked by another person, we cannot say that if something is desirable and acceptable to us, it is desirable to all human beings. Because the human mind, conscience and thought react to the influence of their environment. As man’s environment differs, so do his judgments of things. Like shaving, which in one culture is normal but in another culture is considered unpleasant, or eating meat, which in one religion is desirable but in another religion is inhuman.

Another view holds the opposite view. This view says: Art, like any other being, has goodness and evil in its essence. Just as other beings are inherently good and evil, poetry is not without this, because poetry is composed of elements, rules, and parts, and if one of them does not exist in poetry, the perfection of poetry becomes weak and weak; For example, if a poem can relate to its audience and impress them and make them excited, it is a strong and complete poem, but if it cannot have this function or other functions, it is a poem that is not considered.

Some people believe that it is art that is effective and that art is desirable and effective in itself, so this work of art must be presented to people without any restrictions in order to be effective.

Some people also believe that art, like other human intellectual products, is for the regulation and exploitation of people in society, so it is necessary not to expose works of art that are harmful to the public. According to this view, art is for society, not for art and the artist. Therefore, the type of work of art can be desirable for society and undesirable for society.

Finally, some people believe that they are popular in presenting works of art. Every work of art that is welcomed by the people has the ability to be displayed and presented, and therefore the main success should be towards the production of this category of works of art.

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