Art, what a curious word with such bewildering meanings, some enigmatically hidden and some staring and double daring the viewers and audiences to comprehend its purposes, meanings, and applications. What does it mean that three letter word
A R T? (of course sometimes it is short for the name Arthur which conjures up a multitude of romantic tales shrouded in mystery, intrigue, magic and sorcery, trepidation, danger and deliverence, death and destruction, phantasms of the mind and heart, mental morphine opulent opiates madness and migraines, bewitchments, and enticements, frivolity and excitements, Trruth and Consequences, Errors personified, sordid sex savagrey and soiled sorcery,
Tidying up art..a bit Ursus Wehrli:from the T E D comferences in Monterey California
Let's ask Wiki..
"Traditionally", (now there is a catch all word for you..ambiguousness personified),
the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Generally, art is a human activity, made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions. Beyond this description, there is no general agreed-upon definition of art.
Art is the process or product of deliberately and creatively arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions, especially beauty. In its narrow sense, the word art most often refers specifically to the visual arts, including media such as painting, sculpture, and printmaking. However, "the arts" may also encompass a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music and literature. Aesthetics is the branch of philosophy which studies art.