What is the difference between conscious and art?

conscious | art |

As a adjective conscious

is alert, awake.

As a noun art is

(uncountable) the conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.

As a verb art is

(archaic) second-person singular simple present tense indicative of be.

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(en adjective)
  • Alert, awake.
  • Aware.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.}}
  • *
  • Once again the animals were conscious of a vague uneasiness.
  • Aware of one's own existence; aware of one's own awareness.
  • * 1999 , Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now , Hodder and Stoughton, pages 61–62:
  • The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life's challenges when they come.  Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious' person more intensely ' conscious .


    * asleep * unaware * unconscious

    Derived terms

    * consciously * consciousness * subconscious * unconscious * preconscious * price-conscious * self-conscious



    Etymology 1

    (etyl) (from (etyl) (m)).


    (Art) (Art) (Art)
  • (uncountable) The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colours, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the senses and emotions, usually specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
  • (countable) Skillful creative activity, usually with an aesthetic focus.
  • (uncountable) The study and the product of these processes.
  • (uncountable) Aesthetic value.
  • (uncountable) Artwork.
  • (countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
  • (countable) A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art . Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
  • (countable) Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation.
  • * 1796 , , (The Monk) , Folio Society 1985, page 217:
  • A physician was immediately sent for; but on the first moment of beholding the corpse, he declared that Elvira's recovery was beyond the power of art .
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.}}
    * (Human effort) craft
    * (Human effort) mundacity, nature, subsistence
    * 2005', "I tell her what Donald Hall says: that the problem with workshops is that they trivialize '''art by minimizing the terror." -July ''Harper's , Lynn Freed * 2009 , "Visual art is a subjective understanding or perception of the viewer as well as a deliberate/conscious arrangement or creation of elements like colours, forms, movements, sounds, objects or other elements that produce a graphic or plastic whole that expresses thoughts, ideas or visions of the artist." - Extended Essay on Visual Art, Alexander Brouwer
    Derived terms
    * abstract art * art class * art collection * art dealer * Art Deco * artefact, artifact * art exhibition * art film * art for art's sake * art form * artful * art gallery * art historian * art history * art house * artifice * artificial * art imitates life * artisan * artist * artiste * artistic * art journal * artless * art movie * art music * art nouveau * art object * art paper * art rock * art rooom * art school * arts degree * arts and crafts * art student * artsy * artsy-craftsy * art therapy * art union * artwork * artworker * arty * ASCII art * arty-farty * Bachelor of Arts * black art, black arts * body art * cave art * clip art * concept art * down to a fine art * fine arts * folk art * graphic art * high art * installation art * junk art * kinetic art * liberal arts * life imitates art * line art * martial art * Master of Arts * minimal art * modern art * * objet d'art * op art * optical art * outsider art * performance art * person of ordinary skill in the art * pixel art * plastic art * pop art * primitive art * prior art * process art * sand art * sequential art * seventh art * state-of-the-art * street art * term of art * traditional art * vernacular art * visual art * work of art * (art)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • (be)
  • How great thou art !

    See also

    * am * are * be * being * been * beest * was * wast * were * wert