Definition according to Google:
1. the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
There are as many ways to define art as there are people in the world, and each definition is influenced by the unique perspective of that person, as well as by their own personality and character.
Following are some quotes that illustrate this range.
- Rene Magritte
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.
- Thomas Merton
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Pablo Picasso
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
All art is but imitation of nature.
- Edgar Degas
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
- Jean Sibelius
Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Leo Tolstoy
Art is a human activity consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of certain external signs, hands on to others feelings he has lived through, and that others are infected by these feelings and also experience them.
So what is defined as art, so many meanings, art is forever changing especially in this online-obsessed world.
So why is Graphic Design considered art?
Well from my perspective, from my years of art study and my MA in Media Art, to be modest, design