Art Vs. Visual Art Essay

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Versification & Visual Art

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” A quote from great thinker Leonardo Da Vinci that perfectly encompasses the utterly complex comparison between poetry as a written art versus visual art.In this essay I will be exploring the idea that while these two forms of expression and production have their differences, they inevitably influence each other and when combined together, can create art that speaks to viewers at a much greater volume.

Visual art as a medium, whether it be in the form of a painting, sculpture, performance art etc. is a way in which an artist can express his/her own internal vision in a way that can be interpreted by many different senses. Sight, sound, and in some cases, touch. It is something tangible, something material that you can see right in front of you. You can use your eyes to examine visual art in all of its divisions; colour, form, mark making, shape, size etc. It is a form of creation where the artist physically manipulates mediums in order to create a visual representation of something felt emotionally. The very maneuvering of paint, or clay conveys the immediate message that time and thought were carefully put into the production of the artwork.

Since the times of the neolithic art period with their cave paintings and manipulation of natural materials, visual art has always had a way of drawing in a viewer. Whether it be for religious, and/or…

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