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What is art? The dictionary definition of art says that it is “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects” (Merriam-Webster) But the thing about art is that it’s so diverse that there ...

Understanding art can appear intimidating to the untrained eye. However, there are several simple key principles of art, and once you understand these, the vast pleasure of art-viewing begins to open up before you. 1) Balance Balance refers to the ...
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Some people consider art boring. First of all, nothing in this world is universally boring. What fascinates one person may not get the same reaction from another. The same is true with art. In as much as different people like ...
Seven Functions of Art

In their book, Art as Therapy, Alain De Botton and John Armstrong identify seven functions of art. They explain how art helps us grow and evolve in our understanding of ourselves, each other, and the world we live in. In viewing ...