What is ART?
Three theories or perspectives to look at art.
a) emotivist theory - artistic expression of emotion, artist-based emotional theory of art
b) sentimentalist theory - emotional responses of the viewer/listener, audience-based emotional theory of art
c) rationalist theory - rational communication + rational production
Using the three perspectives we can try to look at art as:
Something created intentionally, being able to communicate anything that will elicit a determined set of emotions in the receiver