Purpose Of Art In Ancient Time

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CHANGING PURPOSES IN ART THE PURPOSE OF ART DURING ANCIENT TIMES. Art in the question here may include a range of artistic productions including paintings, sculptures, plays, novels, photographs, etc. But, what is the purpose of art? Why do we like it? What does it do for us? It does not keep us alive or safe. A better definition, perhaps, is that art should move us, arousing emotions. Of course not everything that makes us happy or sad is art, but art and emotion are causally connected. Good art is reliable in this, while weaker art is not. But during early times centuries ago man made sculptors and paintings not with the intension of creating art but with meaning; like in terms of religion. Below are some Asian countries that explain to us these purposes of art. Purpose of Ancient Art in China Chinese civilization is likely one among most ancient civilizations that have maintained a cultural continuity. All traditional Chinese art is symbolic, for everything that is painted has a meaning to it. Chinese culture since ancient times has always been closely identified with nature, in which the rivers and Mountains occupy the center of their attention. Nature was widely represented in their paintings and ceramics decorations, even the buildings were made with shapes that resemble the mountains. The three perfections were calligraphy, poetry, and painting. Often they would be combined together in art. These became important starting with the Song Dynasty. Chinese
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