| VISUAL ART
Many people enjoy visual art. It is important to gain an understanding of the purpose of visual art.
The Purpose of Visual Art
What is the meaning of art? What is the purpose of art? These are some important questions concerning the psychology of art, especially the psychology of visual art. It may be easier to address these questions than the question concerning what is art, or the question concerning the elements of art.
Visual art is a form of self-expression (and self-expression can be viewed as part of the definition of art).
It can allow artists to express their personality in their art. This may foster greater meaning in life.
People may find art that is novel or unique very interesting. Thus, visual art that is novel (e.g., an abstract painting) may be judged as meaningul because it is unique or novel.
Research findings concerning visual art may be very interesting. This page concerns research on visual art preferences and evaluation of visual art.
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