Paintings are "dreams created by man for those who are awake." --Plato
The articles linked below are general overviews of the purposes and intentions of art. Start by considering what these articles have to say, then narrow down your research question to specific types of art and specific purposes.
Consider the artwork shown in the link below. This link suggests art can be both functional and symbolic.
Art as Psychologically Beneficial
This brief article describes art's effects on the creator. Those who create art improves resilience.
When starting research, a general reference database is a good place to begin. General reference articles:
Use keywords from your research topic to begin searching in the Gale Virtual Reference Library or Credo databases. To access off campus, simply input your MEID and password when prompted.
"Search for Articles" searches most GCC databases all at once. The number of search results might be a bit overwhelming, but those results can be further sorted by type. Use the "Search for Articles" box below to:
To access off campus, simply input your MEID and password when prompted.
The GCC Library subscribes to a large number of databases. These are available only to GCC students and contain information not found on free websites. Browse the GCC database page to:
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