Informative Speech Importance of Art Essay

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Informative Speech Outline

General Purpose: To inform the audience about the importance of art

Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about the importance of art in the society by stating the impact of art on the society through history, in a cultural point of view, and as a way to convey a message

I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Art is something that could be defined in many ways. It is something created by humans to affect feelings, emotions, and intellects. According to Aristotle: “Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature's unrealized ends.” (http://quote.robertgenn.com/auth_search.php?name=Aristotle) B. Reason To Listen: Everyone has been impacted by art
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Even though it is not representative of the entire American culture, it shows clearly the difference in style between the European and American art in the modern art. [Blank Slide]

3. Asian: The Asian culture uses different painting techniques such as calligraphy that are very important in the Asian culture i. [Slide] This painting named the Great Wave off Kanagawa, painted by Hokusai in 1829, is one of the most famous art pieces of Japanese art. It uses an Asian technique that differs from other cultures. The artist paints directly with his brush on paper or silk. This painting represents, not only by its style but also by using Japanese calligraphy, the Asian culture. [Blank Slide]

4. African: Finally, the African art is really typical of its culture but differs from its civilization as well. African art has been considered at times by Western civilizations as “primitive” but later it became an inspiration for some of the most influential artists such as Picasso. i. [Slide] This sculpture is named Mother and Child and was made during the 19th century. It shows a woman breast-feeding her baby. The goal of this art wasn’t to represent reality but rather show important aspects of the culture, such as in this case motherhood. [Blank Slide]

C. Art to convey a message: Not only is art a representative of history and culture, but art is also used by artists to convey

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