Comparative Analysis: Comparative Differences Between Art And Architecture

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Comparative Analysis between Art and architecture By OMALE, Reuben Peters Department of Architecture, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure. Ondo State. Nigeria Corresponding e-mail- reubenomale@gmail.com Abstract Everyone has a unique identity which characterize their individual personality. Professions tend to behave likewise. However, two prominent professions which have remained inseparable from time immemorial, despite attempts to separate them are art and architecture. At a time, art was separated from architecture when specialization of the various professional fields came into play, which gave rise to the formation of different specialized fields such…show more content…
It also defines skill as ability to do something well. Skills can be found in all dimensions of both art and architecture. In art, drawing, painting and sculpting all require requisite skills. Likewise in architecture, draughting and design, are skills that must be learned by architects. Even the process of construction involving masonry works, fittings and finishes all require the right skill acquisition to produce a well finished architecture. According to the Vitruvian principle, one of the qualities of a good architecture is that a building must be visually aesthetic. Visual aesthetics is the field that is closely related to art and architecture, as it creates a common ground for both fields. Aesthetics is the study of the principles behind beauty, either of objects or of nature. Wikipedia (2012), defines aesthetics as a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of beauty, art, and taste, with the creation and appreciation of beauty. It is more scientifically defined as the study of sensory or sensori-emotional values, sometimes called judgments of sentiment and taste. The word aesthetics is coined from the Greek word ‘aesthesis’ meaning ‘perception by the senses’ Hvattum (2010). The original intention of the word, according to Greek translation has little or nothing to do with art. As such, it is used in modern English as a noun, in the sense that something can appeal to the senses. Since the meaning of the word…show more content…
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