It’s important to understand the differences between design and art, in order to not create confusion in the concepts. To begin, according with John O’nolan design is a skill and art is a talent. In Design we need develop our skill to communicate a message giving structure and sense, in Art is necessary to develop a talent to communicate feelings and involves a subjective interpretation, the audience get different perspectives of the piece of art (different meanings).
To continue, Design propose motivate the audience to do something, Art propose inspire in order to connect “emotionally” with the audience. Design is more logical and rational, it has to be thinking and we need to develop as a strategy because we are expecting to get the target; at the end we are creating some kind of knowledge to be understood. By the other hand, Art is more instinctive; the expression comes from emotions and never gives you the same message.
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Finally I could say, Art is a form of self-expression that turns into something personal and Design implies to create function and utility to our message or product.
by erika valenzuela
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