E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024

Is Art a Language?

Author(s): Daniel Shorkend


In the essay I outline a rudimentary definition of language and then analyze art and argue that it is not a language strictly speaking. It does however contain aspects or properties of being a language and thus is a quasi-language, allowing greater flexibility, association, imagination and creativity, while at the same time not structured and precise in meaning as say ordinary language (oral and written) or as is the case in mathematics. I suggest that art can produce new knowledge because of this malleability, however this gain is at the loss of precision in expression, communication and meaning even where ideologically forms have been read as been equated with a specific meaning (political, religious and so on), this equivocation is no more than cultural dogmatisms and not inherent in the form itself.

Keywords: Language, Art, Knowledge, Creativity

Pages: 30-32

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