Art is not a government affair in the sense that the government has no judgment or power in the realm of art. Throughout the previous century, the state got increasingly involved in art and culture, which necessitated the formulation of a policy and the formation of committees to advise on it. As a result, there is a patchwork of institutions and stages in support of a wide range of artistic expressions.
Art and culture
What is the difference between culture and art? Cult is derived from the word ‘colere,’ which means to hew, care for, or worship. Culture is all that man creates, cultivates, preserves, and reveres. Every individual generates culture. Art is a cultural product. Knowledge, knowing is the source of the term art. Art is created as a result of our knowledge or skill. Art is not the entirety of culture, but it is a component of it. What is the origin of art and culture? It is a continual interaction between the outside world and the inner world within us. We are aware of and react to the environment around us through our senses. It is critical to comprehend this relationship. Nothing can exist without one of the two components, the outside or the interior world.
Art as representation
Art and culture are derived from man and, as such, are a depiction of a man in whatever shape it may take. They are a representation of the individual who creates them. Individually and as a group. Artistic expressions reflect both the intellect and society. Art and society are inextricably linked. The function of art in society is at least as important as the art that comes from society, the family. In many cases, art brings together families so that you wouldn’t need a family lawyer (familienrecht) to patch misunderstandings. This constant connection demonstrates how inextricably connected individual identity and societal identity are. That is why the reception of art, the way we look at it, listen to it, and read texts, is inextricably related to what is going on in society and can never be assessed independently of it.
Culture in our time
The abundance with which cultural expressions are given is a feature of modern Western civilization. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, an increasingly robust historical consciousness shifted much of Western culture from a predominance of ethics to a predominance of aesthetics. Long until the 18th century, art was widely seen as a direct depiction of the king or bishop who commissioned it.
Art and culture in a new perspective
Art and culture are not just enjoyable pastimes; they also influence the fate of an unprecedentedly huge number of active and passive cultural participants. This indicates that art and culture, in which there is no longer a divide between high and low culture, have become a significant economic force.
The role of art in a society
The various functions of art discussed above, as a cultural product, as a definition and demarcation of individual and collective identity, as a subject of contemplation and transcendence, as a lubricant for social processes, but also as a subject of barter between art producers and consumers, are sufficient to study and consider the usefulness, yes, the necessity, of art with utmost seriousness.
Art is highly complicated at the manufacturing level. On the one hand, an art item is completely self-contained; on the other, it symbolizes a group or groups of people; stakeholders at every level imaginable. Money is mentioned several times. The middleman between the producer and reproducer on the one hand and the consumer on the other is primarily responsible for a significant increase in the cost of the work of art, or rather the presentation of the work of art.