Uploaded by Kristine Dudang


Art is not new to us, in fact, in everyday activities we encounter art, we sense it;
we see it through visual experiences like choosing what color and the style of dress to
wear, shoes and bags that would complement it.
We are fascinated seeing huge billboards and amazing cathedrals that push our
visual pleasure to higher heights. We hear it, putting on earphones and browsing songs
from phones cab chill us when we are caught in a traffic jam. We smell it, the aroma of
coffee and the smell of our favorite foods leads to visual experience of the minds of how
it looks like in reality and feel a certain gratification. We smell and taste it, culinary arts hit
the high recognition in our lifestyle nowadays, our hunger for foods arts is very dynamic.
Gustatory experience like eating street foods like fish balls, squid balls,” kikyam”,
“bananaque”,” kwek-kwek”, “isaw”, “betamax”, “adidas”, etc.; eating delicious dumplings,
chicken inasal, halo-halo, tuna pesto, lechong kawali, etc.,from the enormous number of
food yards, fine dining restaurants and foods stalls satisfies our gustatory pleasure. We
touch it, choose texture when buying shirts or clothes whether it is silk or cotton, the
pleasure and thrill in chocolate bars that sometimes goes beyond the taste we
experience, the experience of touching strings of guitar through strumming and plucking
that can eventually produce a great musical composition, reaching the hands of each
other in ballroom dancing can produce an interpretation of specific emotion
• All of these experiences draw us all to the conclusion that art is an integral part of us and is
not separated from any of our daily encounter with the world. Art is something that
stimulate valuable aesthetic emotions in us. It is not new to us but it is already in us, we
enjoy and we celebrate it. But sometimes we overlook the pleasure and enjoyment
because of little or no preparation for the main reason that we are contented with the basic
ways of comprehension and appreciation of arts. However, as we venture into art
appreciation, we at a certain point will arrive at a mature level of seeing and appreciating
the arts.
1. Art and Humanities
2. Art
3. Art Appreciation
1. Imagination
2. Creativity
3. Expression
4. Assumptions and Functions of Art
1. Assumptions of art
2. Art is universal
3. Art is not nature
4. Art involves experiences (subjective
and accompanied by emotional
5. Art as expression
4. Functions of art
1. Personal
2. Social
3. Physical
5. Philosophical importance of art
1. Art as mimesis
2. Art as representation
3. Art for art’s sake
4. Art as an escape