Must art be widely understood to have merit?

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Must art be widely understood to have merit?

A work of art is something that inspires imagination in any human being and caters to the aesthetic requirements of the person. The author's assertion that art must be understood in order to be appreciated though true from a point of view, is not entirely correct.

To understand art, one must first delve into the question as to what constitutes it. Art can be a dance form, a musical piece, a painting or sketch, a sculpture or anything that catches the viewer's attention and charges up the imagination. It is highly unlikely that every person has an understanding of each art-form and appreciates it only because of that merit.

Some art pieces catch the viewer's attention more than the others, whether they are art connoisseurs or just laymen. For instance, Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, a widely recognized piece of art, is appreciated not only by the art critics but by the masses as well. She is said to inspire different emotions in different people. This is possible only because the art is so expressive in and itself that it derives merit regardless of whether it is understood or not.

Different people derive different meaning out of an art work based on what they see and based on how their brain interprets the stimulus. This interpretation is influenced by a person's psyche and his past experiences. Hence, it's not necessary that two different people derive the same meaning from an artwork. Therefore, meriting an art work based on people's understanding can be inaccurate.

It is true that a good work of art is truly appreciated by critics and masses alike. A critic understands the technique involved and can analyze the painter’s intention behind the piece and how successful he was in expressing what he intended. In case of a painting brushstrokes, lighting and hand pressure are some of the factors used in determining the merit of the piece. But ultimately, all these factors and techniques contribute to improving the aesthetic appeal and in inspiring the viewer. Hence, the art will merit the same amount of appreciation from a layman as well.

Therefore, a good work of art will derive merit based on its aesthetic appeal. The technique and forms of expressions involved are only a means to improve this appeal. Whether the art work is understood or not is peripheral to the aesthetic appeal. The understanding caters to the logical part of the brain and has little role to play in contributing to the aesthetic appeal and in turn, in deriving merit.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 133, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
...sthetic requirements of the person. The authors assertion that art must be understood i...
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Line 5, column 191, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'viewers'' or 'viewer's'?
Suggestion: viewers'; viewer's
... sculpture or anything that catches the viewers attention and charges up the imaginatio...
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Line 7, column 27, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'viewers'' or 'viewer's'?
Suggestion: viewers'; viewer's
...hat merit. Some art pieces catch the viewers attention more than the others, whether...
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Line 11, column 201, Rule ID: PAST_EXPERIENCE_MEMORY[1]
Message: Use simply 'experiences'.
Suggestion: experiences
... influenced by a persons psyche and his past experiences. Hence, its not necessary that two diff...
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Line 15, column 317, Rule ID: SOME_OF_THE[1]
Message: Simply use 'some'.
Suggestion: some
...strokes, lighting and hand pressure are some of the factors used in determining the merit o...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, hence, if, so, therefore, well, as to, for instance, it is true

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.5258426966 113% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.4196629213 56% => OK
Conjunction : 22.0 14.8657303371 148% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 11.3162921348 71% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 28.0 33.0505617978 85% => OK
Preposition: 54.0 58.6224719101 92% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 12.9106741573 77% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2086.0 2235.4752809 93% => OK
No of words: 423.0 442.535393258 96% => OK
Chars per words: 4.93144208038 5.05705443957 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.53508145475 4.55969084622 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.92651152498 2.79657885939 105% => OK
Unique words: 199.0 215.323595506 92% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.470449172577 0.4932671777 95% => OK
syllable_count: 654.3 704.065955056 93% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 11.0 4.99550561798 220% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 0.0 3.10617977528 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.2370786517 109% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 23.0359550562 82% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 30.6570270213 60.3974514979 51% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 94.8181818182 118.986275619 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.2272727273 23.4991977007 82% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.40909090909 5.21951772744 65% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 7.80617977528 64% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 10.2758426966 146% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 1.0 5.13820224719 19% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.83258426966 124% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.31401820069 0.243740707755 129% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0945079279358 0.0831039109588 114% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0787794505012 0.0758088955206 104% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.174642366399 0.150359130593 116% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0719397434594 0.0667264976115 108% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.4 14.1392134831 81% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 48.8420337079 124% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 12.1743820225 78% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.31 12.1639044944 93% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.16 8.38706741573 97% => OK
difficult_words: 96.0 100.480337079 96% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 11.8971910112 97% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.2143820225 86% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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