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Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. Other activities related to the production of works of art include the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.
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  • Overview 

  • History 

  • Forms, genres, media, and styles 

  • Skill and craft 

  • Non-motivated functions 

  • Motivated functions 

  • Preparation 

  • Creation 

  • Appreciation 

  • Public access 

  • Controversies 

  • Theory 

  • Arrival of Modernism 

  • New Criticism and the "intentional fallacy" 

  • "Linguistic turn" and its debate 

  • Classification disputes 

  • Value judgment 

  • Art and law 

  • Bibliography