Essay On Art Is A Lie That Brings Us Nearer To Truth

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“Art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth” (Pablo Picasso). Evaluate this claim in relation to a specific art form (for example, visual arts, literature, theatre). In your response you must refer to at least two Ways of Knowing.

To what extent is the claim “Art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth” reliable implying to the society?

In the book “What is Art?” written by Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy said that art is the uniting of the subjective with the objective, of nature with reason, of the unconscious with the conscious, and therefore art is the highest means of knowledge. Meaning that art is factors for unity of every perception, creature, and therefore art is knowledgeable. In contrast, Pablo Picasso saw the art in different perspective. Picasso said that art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth. Meaning that art is just a lie that looks like the truth, and therefore cannot be the unity of nature. This controversy can be viewed in terms of imagination, sense perception and emotion.
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Truth is the fact that has scientifically proved or logically makes sense with valid reasons. Comparing to my definition, a general definition of truth can be an obvious or accepted fact, which is quite similar, but mine is more detailed.
In fact, my definitions are quite opposite to Picasso’s idea of art because I believe art portrays the author’s, painter’s, or composer’s true emotions on their artwork. Those emotions can be either about their feelings toward some objects or person, or personal statements as well as emotions regarding their life. In general ideas, art is viewed to use the imaginations to express ideas or feelings into drawings, paintings, sculptures, music pieces, and so on. In perspective of shared ideas regarding the arts, technically Picasso’s idea is opposite to the general

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