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publicspeaker | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted June 17, 2010 at 2:17 PM via web

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What are the principles and elements of art? Please explain each aspect of them.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 17, 2010 at 6:20 PM (Answer #2)

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This is a fairly interesting topic.  I find it to be so because it strikes at the heart of what it means to define "art."  I think that some would argue that there are specific principles or elements of art and help to define what art is.  Yet, there might be an equal number of individuals who would argue that art is a subjective experience and to place principles and elements upon its completion and construction takes away from this individual and personal experience between art and the artist.  The challenge I think would be to ensure that we have some shared definition of what art that would be able to allow for personal expression while maintaining a sense of understanding that is common amongst individuals as to what it means to compose art.  I think that it might be interesting to see how the American legal system in cases such Miller v. California and United States v. Extreme Associates have developed tests to determine what constitutes "art" and "artistic liberties."

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lonestargirl56 | Student, Professional | Valedictorian

Posted March 10, 2014 at 12:10 AM (Reply #1)

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Please explain the basic art elements in comparison to the basic music elements.  

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