What is Art?

What is Art?

“Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, often, but not always, in a visual form.”  The debate on the definition of art has raged forever.  I embrace this rather all-encompassing definition, believing that “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination” is the key, whether that skill and imagination is applied to cooking, photography, musical composition, graphic arts, landscape architecture, interior design, creative writing, etc.  Genius Loci attracts artists who express or apply their human creativity and imagination in an array of different ways:

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the art of portrait photography                                     courtesy of Julie Thomas

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the art of all-edible baking                            courtesy of Julie Ivanko

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learn to paint in umbria

or the art of portrait drawing                          courtesy of Trevor Newman

…and again…the art of photography

herbs in Umbria

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July light on the lush vineyards - Genius Loci Umbria

yet another example of the art of photography                                           courtesy of Al Solina

Nancy Thomson - artist

the art of oil painting                               courtesy of Nancy Thomson

I find that these are all excellent examples of art – of the “expression or application of human creative skill and imagination”.

-Mary