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Evaluate the relative importance of emotion and reason in your response to art.`

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Alba Ramaj IB09 TOK ESSAY Title:`Evaluate the relative importance of emotion and reason in your response to art.` Art it is considered a very important area of knowledge.Through years art has been used to illuminate human behaviour, express feeling and ideas, as a way to escape the harsh reality and to find peace, to save the culture and the history from disappearing. Finding a way which gives pleasure rather than utility, has always been man`s desire.That`s where art was borned, and started to grow more complex. But `why Humans created art? ` ; `Why art can be so important in our lives? ` . These are the questions I want to answer in this essay, including the response of spectators towards art. Art`s aim is to evoke and develop an aesthetic response or reaction in the audience.This is the characteristic which makes an art object very different from a random one.Art work is created with the intention of pleasing or provoking feelings inside people who see it.So, ...read more.

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People`s ideas change through time, so the attitude towards art does. This is the reason why we appeal to more professional judgement to classify if an object is art or not, even why it is argued that this is very ineffective methods as tastes of people are very different from each other.But, in reality a psychoanalyst or a good critic may see the art in more views a normal person or the artist does, revealing new messages or undiscovered characteristics. Public response to art it doesn`t only involve reason and emotion.Language is able to directly affect on my judgment about an art.Knowing that the artist want to communicate a message to spectators , we need to understand the grammar and vocabulary of art in order to know what the artist means.When people`s ordinary language it is not able to solve the uniqueness or the complexity of a piece of art, they don`t feel deeply enough emotions to be attracted from this art. ...read more.

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Mary ; Jesus was painted in an illuminated white colour to show his purity, the good destiny he would bring to people and to show he was the symbol of paradise, of an angel. Based on my personal experience in judging these painting, I noticed that in some of the paintings emotions transmitted were much stronger compared to some other ones, but after reading some of the information each painting had available, I understand better the message of the painting, thus I had a different attitute for the second time I observed it.Following this, I believe that reason and emotion are very important judging criteria for ART module, and I believe they should both taken in consideration when an art is adjudicated. Finally, after the interesting trip in The Art Gallery of Christ Church, I realised Art is very important part of our lives.Without Art, Life would be in black and white, grey, cold and extremely unattractive.Art is a reflection of who we are. Humans evoluate, Art follows. ...read more.

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