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    art or arts

    Throughout the history of the arts, the nature of creativity has remained constant to artists. No matter what objects they select, artists are to bring forth new forces and forms that cause change—to find poetry where no one has ever seen or experienced it before.
    Landscape is another unchanging element of art. It can be found from ancient times through the 17th-century Dutch painters to the 19th-century romanticists and impressionists.

    Why does the author use "the arts" and "art" respectively? Is there any difference?

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    Jason

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    Re: art or arts

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Throughout the history of the arts, the nature of creativity has remained constant to artists. No matter what objects they select, artists are to bring forth new forces and forms that cause change—to find poetry where no one has ever seen or experienced it before.
    Landscape is another unchanging element of art. It can be found from ancient times through the 17th-century Dutch painters to the 19th-century romanticists and impressionists.

    Why does the author use "the arts" and "art" respectively? Is there any difference?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    With "the arts" the writer is referring to the creative arts in general. With "art" s/he is referring to one aspect, that of painting.

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