What is ART

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It's an investigation into what is art.

Submitted: February 28, 2019

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This has baffled me for years. I have read philosophy, literature, poetry, listened to music, admired art and yet I could think no coherent framework for defining art. Today Newton fell on my head and it dawned to me to write a narrative about it. Is art merely literature, painting and music? Art is life, an experientiality of realizing meaning.  Art is processual ontology. Some new neologisms I have made to coin art. For me art consists of the following neologisms: catharstasy formed from Catharsis and Ecstasy. Aristotle defined Catharsis: as the purification of the soul. Catharstasy is undergone by us in an experiential context. Making love is the music of poetry and is a form a Catharstasy.  I would disagree with Schopenhauer: ‘all art aspires to the condition of music’. Making love is the purest form of music. Catharstasy can also mean appreciation of art. Next I would surgicalize my mind on art and extend it into a definition art is catharangstasy made from Catharsis and Angst and Ecstasy. Bereavement of a loved one is the height of catharangstasy.  Sorrow in all its forms, queasiness, nausea, heebie jeebies are all various forms of Catharangstasy. The next form of art is called as Catharcognizy coined from catharsis and cognition which can also mean interpretosis. This occurs when we grapple with an intellectual concept, or scientific or mathematical or logical problem and we master it.

 

 


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