Posts Tagged ‘art’

I found this on Facebook posted by Book Riot and thought it was very appropriate for this time of year!

Happy Halloween!

(found via BookRiot on Tumblr)

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Art
noun

1.

the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aestheticprinciples, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinarysignificance.

2.

the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of artcollectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art;

an art collection.

3.

a field, genre, or category of art:

Dance is an art.

4.

the fine arts collectively, often excluding architecture:

art and architecture.

5.

any field using the skills or techniques of art: advertising art;

industrial art.

6.

a branch of learning or university study, especially one of the fine artsor the humanities, as music, philosophy, or literature: She was adept atthe arts of music and painting;

I’ve always felt an affinity towards the visual arts, though I studied artof philosophy.

7.

arts.

  1. (used with a singular verb) the humanities, as distinguished from thesciences and technical fields:
    a college of arts and sciences.
  2. (used with a plural verb) liberal arts :
    Faculty of Arts.

Origin of art 1

1175-1225; Middle English < Old French, accusative of ars < Latin ars(nominative), artem (accusative) ‘skill, craft, craftsmanship’

Taken from “A Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology” by Samuel Johnson

This is an art installation by the Swedish artist Susanna Hesselberg, called When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down.

My Modern Met’s blog describes it asa library that plunges into an infinite abyss. Visible only from above ground, the intriguing installation is inconspicuously marked and, from a distance, looks as though it’s just a square frame laying on the grass. As viewers approach it, however, they can easily see the stacks of books descending into the earth. Its compact structure is reminiscent of a mining shaft or water well with no apparent bottom.” – http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/susanna-hesselberg-descending-underground-library

“When My Father Died It Was Like a Whole Library Had Burned Down” – by Susanna Hesselberg (via My Modern Met – click image for link to website)