Art is defined as “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects” not limited to but including:
any creative work of a human being
a form of expressing oneself
resides in the quality of doing; the process is not magic
an act of making something visually entertaining
an activity that manifests the beauty (What is Beauty in Art?)
the mastery, an ideal way of doing things
not a thing — it is a way (Elbert Hubbard)
the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known
discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use (Frank Lloyd Wright)
Art is very important in the society because it is an essential ingredient to empowering the hearts of people. When activists are showing images of children suffering from poverty or oppression in their campaigns, this is the art pulling the heartstrings of society’s elite and powerful to make changes.
Similarly, when photographers publish the photos of war-torn areas, it catches the attention of masses whose hearts reach out for those who need help. When an artist creates great music and movies, it entertains people around the world. This is art, making a difference in society.