Introduction to Arts

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Definition of Terms
A. Art According to various authors
1. J.V Estolas - Art is derived from the Latin word “ars”  which means ability or skill 2. A. Tan - Art is taken from the Italian word “artis”, which means craftsmanship, skill, mastery of form and ideas, between materials and techniques. 3. F. Zulueta - Art is a product of man's needs to express himself. 4. C. Sanchez - Art is concerned itself with the communication of certain ideas and feelings by means of sensuous medium, color, sound, bonze, marble, words and film. 5. Plato - Art is that which brings life in harmony with the beauty of the beauty of the world  6. John Dewey -

7. Panizio and Rustia –
B. Appreciation
C. Art Appreciation
Art Appreciation simply means being able to look at works and form your own opinions. Naturally, those arty terms will be explained along the way.

D. Humanities
The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical,[citation needed] critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences. E. Subject

Four Common Essential of Arts
Common essentials of arts are line, shape, texture, light, value, color, and space. The Subject of Arts
Ways of Representing the Subject
1- REALISM – the attempt to portray the subject as it is. Realists try to be as objective as possible. 2- ABSTRACTION – the attempt of the artist to show only his idea or his feeling; not as objective as the realist. 3- SYMBOLISM – the use of a visible sign of an idea to convey to the viewers, readers or audiences the message of his work. 4- FAUVISM – the artist use of bright colors which shows pictures of comfort, joy and pleasure. This is the method used by Henry Matisse, Raoul Drify and George Ronault. 5- DADAISM – is a protest movement in the art that is playful and...
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