Artis mainly as a result of the artist imaginations. Therefore, if thereis no statement of intent by the artist, it is difficult toaccurately determine the intent of the artist. This is the mostimportant aspect of art (Preissler & Bloom, 2008). However, byexamining a work of art, together with wide knowledge on art, one canbe able to deduce the intent of the artist.
Artis a universal language. Therefore, a basic intent of many works ofart is communicating to the audience. The art is therefore used topass messages that are difficult to express using words. The artistdesigns a piece of art in such a way that it touches the hearts ofthe audience. Additionally, the art is a reflection of the sharedvalues and shared humanity. This could be based on the experiences ofthe artists, his journey through life, experiences of others or hisdesires and those of others (National Academy of Sciences, 2005).Additionally, social life, family and friendship as well as theenvironment have a huge influence on artist. Therefore, the intent ofthe artists can be sharing his experiences and desires about sociallife (Salevati & Dipaola, 2015). Another important aspect of artthat can be used to identify intent is culture. Pieces of art arepopular and treasured are culture compliant. This means that theintent of the artist can be to reflect or preserve the culture orcultural values in the community. The intent of the artist can alsobe an attempt to express his skills, knowledge and talent (Strayer,2007). Not everyone can produce a masterpiece. It takes a combinationof skills and talent to produce a piece of art that will have animpact.
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Salevati,S. & Dipaola, S. (2015). Enhancingviewer’s emotional connections to the traditional art creativeprocess via an AI interactive system.http://ivizlab.sfu.ca/papers/eva2015f.pdf
Strayer,J. (2007). Subjectsand objects: art, essentialism, and abstraction.Leiden: Brill.