What is art?
Art stimulates different parts of our brains to make us laugh or incite us to riot, with a whole gamut of emotions in between. Art gives us a way to be creative and express ourselves. For some people, art is the entire reason they get out of bed in the morning. You could say “Art is something that makes us more thoughtful and well-rounded humans.”
“Art is form and content” means: All art consists of these two things.
Read more About.com/ArtHistory
I visited KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art while in Helsinki.
Check the previous posts 1 and 2.
Pekka Syrjälä ‘No’, 2003
Charles Sandison Digital installation, 2010
Visit his site > Charles Sandison
Ahmet Ӧgüt (Ogut) ‘Simit seller’, 2008
visit his site > Ahmet Ogut
Ahmet Ogut ‘Tea seller’, 2008
Selling tea like this must be hard work! 🙂
ps. remember Digital Fun Challenge on my photoblog!
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0 thoughts on “What is art?”
To me true art is something that makes you think, take a breath, and great art lingers in your mind…
“lingers in your mind” – that’s well said.
Most of the museums are too big to enjoy art with time. That’s why small galleries are great places to enjoy art in small portions without rush…
Great pics. I especially enjoy the perspective on the second. And the Tea Seller is amazing!
… And Happy 2011! 🙂
…Thanks! And same to you! 🙂
I liked all Ahmet’s pictures but I took a picture only of these two….I agree, the Tea Seller is amazing, great idea!
Hi there! I was wondering what happened to you… Too much fun during the holidays, no time to visit blogfriends… ;))
What is Art? Tolstoi 1897… Long time ago…
What is Litterature? Sartre 1949… Just born…
What is Philosophy? Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari 1991…
I had enough… 😉
Have a great year!!
Sorry not visited yet…I’ve been packing! 🙂 but wait – I’ll visit today, I promise! 🙂
Popped in from Lady bloggers! I love that art is so subjective and not black and white…
Hi there, I agree. What is art for him might be rubbish or nothing for her………
That digital installation took me back to my old hippie acid-dropping days. “Far out, man.” 😉
I’m still hippie – till I die! 🙂
Unohdin toivottaa hyvää tätä vuotta.
Kiitos kiitos….kylla nyt on varmaan jo moneen kertaan toivoteltu, puolin ja toisin 🙂
Kiasma on kiva
I once read where André Malraux said that art was not so much an impression of something, but rather an expression of someone. That works for me. Good idea to ponder while starting off the new year!
Like your art! 🙂
I don’t make any resolutions anymore. I know what I should do. It’s simly motivation or discipline or both. 🙂
I trust that you did not really expect a clear answer to your question? 🙂
I take the opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year!
I see you’re blogging about art too! 🙂
Happy end of this year!
The museum looks like an interesting structure. I like to think of art as a process, or a way of seeing, doing, or being. The object then becomes an artifact, or evidence.
What I like about this museum is that you can take photographs there. Makes it more inviting…
Very interesting! I would spend hours there, I think. I love those corridors and the digital installation would’ve driven me nuts! 😀
You could join me when I go there next time…. 🙂
I’d love to head up north, for once, instead of south form my holidays… 😀 One day….
Wherever we live in July I’ll be there (it’s my mother’s birthday) – we could meet then!?