Aesthetics is the appreciation and study of perceiving beauty and related experiences. It involves the study and interpretation of art, genres, movements, or theories analyzed in terms of philosophy. The concept of aesthetic arose from the idea of preferences and beauty. Aesthetic is the philosophical reflection of art. It can also be used to refer to a particular style of art or practices of art within a particular culture.

Aesthetics is also applicable to culture. There are several principles in aesthetics which define particular style or form, including, but not limited to – intention, symmetry, flow, expression, decoration, representation, harmony etc.

The field of Aesthetics has widened to include the sublime and surreal since the 18th century and various art movements. Aesthetic is of particular interest to literature as it governs the general appearance and archetypal perception of specific cultures. The focus of aesthetics has shifted from the definition to the analyses of aspects. The criticism of art too has shifted from biographical and sociological to more scientific and ahistorical.

What is Art?

What is Art?

Art is a wide term describing human activities encompassing the creation of visual, auditory or performance artworks. These artworks are expressions of the imagination and skill of the author. Art is appreciated for the effect it has on the one who perceives it.

Art not only reflects real life, but the desires and the projections of the artist in the world.

The earliest forms of art are visual arts: the creation of images and objects on a physical medium. Performing arts and interactive media are ofen included in the wider definition of art.

Art can be viewed and classified on the basis of a lot of factors such as creativity, expression, representation of reality, emotion, messages et cetera. The definition of what is considered art is a matter of debate and keeps changing over time. Even so, the general description remains; Some for of technical and/or imaginative skill involving some kind of performance or creation.