• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Can it be plausibly argued that art is brought into being only in the response of the audience, that a work is created anew each time it is viewed, heard or read?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐Can it be plausibly argued that art is brought into being only in the response of the audience, that a work is created anew each time it is viewed, heard or read? Art is a subject of great discussion and perspicuous disagreement. It comes in numerous different forms, each unique in its own way. Nevertheless each of the different forms of art share one common element; their success is based on the outcome they produce, which is the influence of the audience?s opinion. Art can be expressed in an infinite number of ways, by an infinite range of individuals who earn the title of ?artist?. Forms of art aren?t solely sculptures and paintings but involve all of our senses such as musical forms of art, literature pieces, photography, dance and so on. Nowadays the term ?art? has assumed a broader meaning and is often associated with elements that meet disagreement among the audience. ...read more.

Middle

This is all a system in direct relation to the audience, where they make the artist or they proclaim him ?not talented enough for success?. It is arguable to what extent the audience actually does create the art. It is possible that the artist makes himself and isn?t in fact made by his audience. Even though an artist may not receive positive feedback from a supposed audience, he could still consider his music, art. It is plausible that he doesn?t necessarily need the presence of an audience; instead he could be his own audience, and decide through his musical skills he could create masterpieces in art. Consider his success infallible but keep on hoping in its external success. Success besides, he will still be able to consider his personal talent ?art?. One might say that the audience`s response is not as important as the art piece itself, nevertheless the audience is the means who have the power to determine the success or failure of the form of art. ...read more.

Conclusion

This leads to an extremely famous philosophical question: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it still make noise? A similar approach can be applied to this case of art; if the poems had remained on his bookshelf they might as well be considered art but there wouldn?t have been anyone able to acknowledge it. Like in the forest the tree most definitively fell but nobody was there to hear it so the noise it made is absolutely uncertain. The audience is indeed the creator of art. It is absolutely brought into being by the audience. If they didn?t have the same influence the art would remain solely in the artist?s possession but wouldn?t go far ahead. It may as well be considered art but won?t really be brought to serve its actual potential. In both the examples made above the audience has a determined importance. Their response is what manages to bring the art alive and, according to its magnitude, acknowledge it in front of the whole wide world. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essays

  1. TOK summer assignment - Art Questions. Experiencing art, artists reputations and "what is ...

    the hard work the aboriginals and the early settlers had to go through to emphasize the life they went through in the early days of Canada. Room 106 showed the start of a new type of style; artists were more towards the impressionistic and expressionistic side of art.

  2. Does art have to have meaning? Conversely, if something is meaningless, can it ...

    butterflies during free period in my notebook as I wanted to just draw whatever that comes to my mind at that moment. To be honest, I never thought of conveying any messages such as 'independence', 'beauty', 'fragility' and so on to my 'audience'.

  1. Theory of Knowledge - find the perfect art piece, whether it be play, musical, ...

    So we looked in another room where they had a chair made in England from a long time ago, a chair that a royal king or queen had sat on. We finally went to this room where the three of us were attracted to the painting.

  2. How Does Biomechatronics Work?

    It controls the movements and actions of the limb by sending signals to the actuator to make the limb move. The controller relies on computer programming and mathematical modeling to correctly translate the user's intent into mechanical actions. In addition, it also uses these programming and modeling techniques to translate machine feedback into biological feedback for the user.

  1. Tok Work

    Bergson's view is that intuition is the purest form of knowledge in stark contrast with intelligence. Immanuel Kant, in his famous work, Critique of Pure Reason, asserted, "Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind..... The understanding can intuit nothing, the senses can think nothing.

  2. Tok Art Assignment: My reactions on visiting the Art Gallery

    Aboriginal Artists Simple and realistic colours Oil on canvas Straight L & S A105 Landscapes and depictions of working life Spiritualism, late 19th century Brighter colours Oil on canvas Unorganized, disregard in accuracy L A106 Many themes, mainly rural landscapes Religious, painted furniture Abundance in colour white Oil on Burlap

  1. TOK Speech on Art

    how we should perceive or feel towards the artwork, it is rational (i.e reasonable) for me to accept the creators intent on the creation as the creator knows of his creation far better than the observer. What If I told you that for the second piece of artwork C.M.

  2. TOK Journal Assignment. When British psychologist Catherine Hakim argued for the power of erotic ...

    convoluted, as a social psychologist might agree with Hakim's assessment that good-looking people are more marketable, but the question lies in whether it is healthy to alter our appearances simply to achieve our goals. A basic fact of life is our inability to choose the way we look, and the

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work