The most abstract branch of art is music. Everybody likes the music [...]. Usually, by listening to music it is not necessary to think of anything in nature that the music is trying to imitate or represent. Music has life within itself
Culture through Art
An artist intends art to mean, and this meaning is shaped by the materials, techniques, and forms the artist makes use of, as well as the ideas and feelings the art creates in its viewers. Art is an act of expressing feelings, thoughts, and observations.
Art is a subdivision of culture that comprises of both performing and creative arts. It brings to life an intangible form into a tangible form. From what we cannot see to what we can see. Art is a medium through which we communicate. Through communication we seek to build a culture. Through culture, character. Through character, nationhood.
Art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. Art in this sense is communication; it allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other via images, sounds and stories.
Art has the power to move individuals to social action, manipulate and influence, entertain, and educate. Using the Arts of a cultural group in the classroom is one simple way to enrich curriculum as well as making life long connections to the world around us.
Culture affects an artist's work by shaping the worldview of the artist and associations they may have with colour, shapes, patterns, symbols, people, places, and things. For an artist, this means that the message they try to convey in their artwork is done so through their own cultural language of symbolism.