Art is structured like a language. It is simultaneously a conscious and intentional mental activity and a more irrational, unconscious form of expression. Art can contain a sense of sudden exhilaration and release, and also contain a lot of intellectual and emotional responses. Art has the power to evoke emotion and the power to shock, confound, deter and enlighten. Language has very similar properties. Language is a tool we use to communicate with each other and to express our emotions and thoughts. Through the language of art we can also communicate with the viewer and evoke reactions.
Does the artistic sense lie beyond what can be said and therefore cannot be grasped in words, or does the form in art function as determining if its expressive or emotional content is withdrawn from language?
The nature and identity of the artwork is examined. When an object arises in the imagination; is it based on a theory of linguistic expression? When we use language, it is used to communicate cognitive meaning and art is used to communicate emotional meaning.
Is the art of deaf visual artists structured like a language? Language is not only verbal, it can also be sign language and symbols. For a deaf person, symbols and sign language give meaning and a mental form that they rely on to create their art.
Ideas alone can be works of art; they are in a mental developmental chain that might find a form. Ideas are based on language, so we can create art through language and symbols. Conceptual art is based on ideas; It is meant to appeal to the viewer’s mind rather than their eye or emotions.
The more one deals with this topic, the more one realizes that one cannot separate art from language. Art is language and language is art.