|Art in its Simplest Form |
The Dictionary defines art as the expression or application the conscious use of skill and creative imagination of human creative skill (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Art in the simplest words is the expression of human emotions. Culture is the way of expressing those emotions. However, art in a finer sense is a beautiful flower that blooms in the nutritive grounds of culture and both shares a close interrelation each affecting and being affected by the other forming a closed circle.
Though art is just a part of a broader culture, it forms the stimulation or driving force that pushes the culture forward. Without art and its beauty no culture can ever bloom. The very history of mankind and its progress is written and governed by this single law. However, the nature of art is always debatable in every context. Many instances have been recorded in the history when art has shown its rebellious nature. But in the longer run, it has always proven to be worthy of that rebelliousness and has always given its hand in driving the culture, mostly in the right direction.
In general, culture is not a fixed concept. It is continuous, evolving, and changing all the time, and it is being influenced by many factors (Yuanqing). Different forms of
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