Is Writing Art?

25 Mar

Okay. The first thing I had to do was Google the word Art.
I got this helpful gem from Wikipedia:-
Art may be characterized in terms of mimesis (its reflection of life), expression, communication of emotion, or other qualities.

Or this helpful line from Encyclopedia Britannica:-
a visual object or experience consciously created through an expression of skill or imagination.

Art is about being creative, expressing something through your chosen medium. Mine being words.

Reflecting life. Check.
Expression. Check.
Communicating Emotions. Fuck, yes.
A Visual object conciously created through skill or imagination. That’s a big check there.

Writing is probably the most visual of all art forms.
The reader has to visually interact with the art form, the writing.
The reader then creates their own visuals based on the skill or imagination of the writer.

Sounds like art to me.

So we’re not JUST writers. We’re artists as well.
Our words are the canvas, painting a picture in the mind of the reader.

So, is writing art?


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