Art can be complex to understand sometimes, as it contains a deeper meaning to represent an expression of an idea, culture, sophistication, imagination, thoughts, and even people. Many philosophers, thinkers, and intellectuals have argued over its conceptualization and meaning. But many fail to understand what art is and what content it contains. To put it simply, art is a form that is presented visually for the viewer. All art must include two things, which are form and content.
Explaining Art from a Deeper Perspective
Every art in the world has a particular form. Every form in art must contain the essential elements of art, design principles, and the actual or physical materials that an artist has used. Art is a representation of a form that can be created using different colors or materials. It creates a visually appealing experience for any viewer, anyone who has the sense to understand and perceive art and its form. Art also contains content, an idea, imagination, representation of culture, or its norms, people, or even society. Content is basically something from which an artist can be inspired and brings in an art form. An artist can be inspired by religion, politics, people, or society in general. All of these factors can bring about the content in art.
Understanding the Elements of Art
Art elements can be easily described as the ‘tools’ that artists work with to create an inspirational piece of art. They are what you called the necessary foundation of creating a good composition in art itself. Ask anyone. How can you describe a good piece of art? Some would talk about its color shade; others would appreciate its shape and texture; for some, it would be about the patterns outlined in the art. There are six essential elements of art. They are the essential parts of an artwork through which an artist can plan, draw, or sculpt its art piece. An artist may or may not know about such elements: line, value, shape, form, space, texture, and color. Other essentials elements might have deemed necessary, but these are the six essential elements that can make a great piece of art.
Using the Basic Foundation to Create Art
Any artist, while creating art, needs to focus on the lines. Call it a blueprint, but it is a path that can take shape for the art form. While an artist draws the lines, he/she can create different kinds of shapes by joining them together as they may appear to be either straight, horizontal, vertical, free-hand, diagonal, or even implied.
Once such lines are drawn, and there is a basic shape to art, the artist can then focus on the form to be either one dimensional or two dimensional. They can then create a form and then create a sense of space by showing objects or texture and filling it with color. An artist can create a deeper sense of art by creating an illusion of texture in their artwork with different shades of color with brushstrokes and other techniques.
An artist is always very creative to different awe-inspiring masterpieces of art to make it more attractive and appealing. Any good piece of art can easily inspire millions of people. If you wish to learn more about art and its deeper meaning, then For my legacy by Carole Feuerman is a must-read book for you. This book is a masterpiece of this artist as she has given her real-life accounts on how she understood art and became one of the most successful artists in the world. Her artworks are now owned and exhibited by 18 museums, and her illustrious career is highlighted by iconic figurative sculptures of swimmers and dancers. You will be easily encouraged and uplifted by reading about art and her life through her book.