Do you agree with the definition for ‘art’ as it’s explained in the reading above?
I agree that the existence and nature of the art we see around us or that we create is tied to the human condition and that it is influenced by culture.
My instinctual definition of ‘art’ is that it is the natural expression of a person’s need to create something that hasn’t existed before, according to his or her experience and search for meaning.
Whether that need arises from a dream, from appreciating aesthetics, wanting to heal, answering the call from some unconscious stirrings, or imposing a purpose or goal onto the created
object/process, the expression of this need is the art form. Also, my experience with art, both
subjectively and objectively, is that this need to express oneself is usually initiated by an activating emotional trigger of some kind.