General Purpose: To inform the audience about the importance of art
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the importance of art in the society by stating the impact of art on the society through history, in a cultural point of view, and as a way to convey a message
A. Attention Getter: Art is something that could be defined in many ways. It is something created by humans to affect feelings, emotions, and intellects. According to Aristotle: “Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature's unrealized ends.” (http://quote.robertgenn.com/auth_search.php?name=Aristotle)
B. Reason To Listen: Everyone has been impacted by art somehow. Everyone has a favorite piece of art, whether it is a painting, sculpture or photography. People grow up surrounded by art. From elementary school, kids start to draw and create on their own. Art is part of people’s culture and history. [Blank Slide]
C. Speaker Credibility: Having travelled around the world since I was a kid, I have been exposed to different kinds of art, in different cultures. In addition, I have done a lot of research to support my main points.
D. Preview Main Points: Art is something that creates emotions. However, art impacts not only emotions, but it also impacts history, people’s culture and finally people’s life by having controversial artists that use art to convey a message.
Transition Statement: First, let’s start with the evolution of art through history
A. History: Art has evolved through history. From the prehistoric period to contemporary art, it has changed through the centuries.
1. Prehistoric: Everything started with the prehistoric age during which art was still very simplistic.
i. One of the oldest pieces of art dates back to 30,000 BCE. [Slide] It was found in a cave in Germany. It represents a human body with a feline head.
ii. [Slide] The... [continues]
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