What Is Humanities

When you think about humanities you think about the word human. There are many types of definitions for art, but I in this writing I will be putting more than one definition to make sure that I am getting all the aspects of art. I will be discussing how artist incorporate their culture and values into their artwork.

      Humanities are academic disciplines which study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. Culture is a way of thinking and living established by a group of people and transmitted from one generation to the next. Culture is broken down into arts, writings, customs, and intellectual pursuits. It is involved in the arts because looking at group arts you can tell they are all from the same culture by the pictures that they create. It is involved in writing because every culture has their own form of writing, and it establishes themselves from other cultures. Customs are involved in culture because every culture has a way of doing things and living their life. Intellectual pursuit is a component of culture because every culture has its focus on something some cultures focuses on survival and others focus on the brains they are always trying to learn something new.

      Art is the creation of significant things. Art does not have to be beautiful as long as it is meaningful than it can be considered art. Art can be painting or structures because it was created by someone it was not just place there.   Architecture is from the Neolithic period and the objects are created from wood, plant material, or mud brick. The Neolithic period their structures were more religious. For example the cromlech which is a circle of stones that have a religious purpose. Another example would be Woman of Willendorf. The Sumerian cultured based their architecture on houses it was what they mostly built. The visual art mostly consisted...