Art, Clothing, and Fashion

             When talking about clothing it is hard not to discuss fashion; and when speaking about fashion, it is hard to omit the influence of art. Thus, these three words go hand in hand to give meaning to each other. Art, clothing, and fashion influence each other and provide basis for us to understand each one.
             Anyone who has ever visited an art show or art museum can easily see that art comes in various forms. Art ranges from an oil painting hanging on the wall to a statue made out of syrup and waffles. Webster's desk reference dictionary defines art as n. human skill as opposed to nature, applied to music, poetry, painting; a system or rules, a profession or craft. If we use Webster's definition of art as human skill, it basically defines everything that we as humans create. I agree with this definition because I feel that while there is art in the form of paintings and sculptures there is also art in how someone dances or sings. In my opinion art is best defined as the human ability to create something whether it be a song, painting, article of clothing, or written piece.
             While I have provided my own personal definition of art, I feel that art holds different definitions for different people.
             Art intersects with clothing and fashion because many designs are influenced by art. Everything from color to form and shape can be borrowed from art and revealed through clothing and fashion. In return artists can use fashion and clothing as an inspiration for their work.
             Webster's dictionary defines clothing as both a noun and verb; meaning garments in general dress or wearing apparel. This is a very broad definition that does not include things such as accessories that are also a part of clothing. Clothing is also much more than just wearing apparel, if that were the case we would not care what we wear. Clothing conveys messages to others about your p

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