Some art educators of Artium, Vitoria’s contemporary art museum, came to our school, IPI Samaniego, to teach us about art in english. Because we are dealing with this in Arts and English subjects.
We had 2 sessions. In the first one, we learned about what art and contemporary art mean and some of the most important contemporary artists in the world.
Art, in its broadest sense, is a form of communication. It means whatever the artist intends to mean, and this meaning is shaped by the materials, techniques, and forms it makes use of, as well as the ideas and feelings it creates in its viewers . Art is an act of expressing feelings, thoughts, and observations.
Contemporary art is the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the XXI century. … Their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods, concepts, and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. The most prominent feature of contemporary art is the fact that it has no distinct feature or a single characteristic. It is defined by the artist’s ability to innovate and bring out a modern masterpiece.
And in the second session, we went to the Artium, and the showed us some expositions of different types of art, in which we could use our five senses, like, sight, taste, sound, smell and touch.