I think that art is just as powerful as the other Areas of Knowledge. It may not be actual words printed in a textbook, but it is definitely just as effective as a tool of knowledge. By looking at the arts, it will trigger our sense perception. For example the Tedx video that was shown in class, the presenter had dancers as another element to his presentation. Through that, the audience was able to ‘see’ what he was talking about. Instead of just listening to what he’s saying, the audience no longer has to imagine the concepts and ideas he was trying to bring to life. To me, I learn better with visuals; I think that it makes things easier for me to understand. Sometimes, it’s really hard to just force myself into imagining certain things. As much as people doubt the Arts, the Arts have a way of accessing another part of our brain where our thoughts and words come together, which leads us to a new dimension of learning.
- Do the Arts give us knowledge?
- To what extent does society’s perspective play a part in acceptability of an object?
- Does art have to have a meaning? Conversely, if something is meaningless, can it be art?
- What responsibilities, if any, does an artist have when they create a piece of art work?
- What makes something art?