Works of Art
A work of art, artwork, art object is a creation, that is made and or valued
primarily for an "artistic" rather than practical function. This article is
concerned with the concept in the visual arts rather than music or literature,
although similar issues arise in those fields. Traditional media for visual works of art include: calligraphy, photography, carvings, prints, sculpture, drawings, etc. Film, performance art, conceptual art, Welded sculpture and video art can also be included. A work of art differs between cultures and even the term of art.
The artistic methods, processes, or means of expression, used in the visual arts to produce a work of art is often refered to as art media. An example of Art work is painting.
Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). The application of the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects may be used. art object - An art object is a physical object that is considered to fulfill or have fulfilled an independent and primarily aesthetic function. An art object is often seen in the context of a larger work of art, oeuvre, genre, culture, or convention. Physical objects that document immaterial art works, but do not conform to artistic conventions have transubstantiated into art objects. The term is common within the museum industry.
Marcel Duchamp critiqued the idea that the objet d’art should be a unique product of an artist's labour, representational of their technical skill and/or artistic caprice. Theorists have argued that objects and people do not have a constant meaning, but their meanings are fashioned by humans in the context of their culture, as they have the ability to make things mean or signify something. Michael Craig-Martin said of his work An Oak Tree, "It's not a symbol. I have changed the physical substance of the glass of water into that of an oak tree. artistic value - Artistic merit is a term that is used in relation to cultural products when referring to the judgment of their perceived quality or value as works of art.
Artistic merit is a crucial term, as pertains to visual art. However, many people[who?] fail to distinguish between the problem of distinguishing art from non-art and the problem of distinguishing good art from bad art. In many cases, people claim that such-and-such object is "not art" or "not real art" when they intend to say that they do not consider it to be good or successful art.
In Western Europe and its daughter societies from around 1500 to 1870, artistic merit was closely related to faithfulness to nature (not always as literal, precise transcription but certainly as a interest in some aspect of the physical world) and sometimes narrative coherence (it is notable that in may cases history painting was considered the highest form of art) and obedience to classical precepts. This criterion, however, has