• Sports are forms of art

    Art is defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, producing work to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional. Baseball, for example, is the a sport that involves skills, creativity, and imagination, and it produces work (matches) that are greatly appreciated for their competitive nature and teamwork spirit, therefore it is a form of art. Thus sports are art forms.

  • The definition of art.

    1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture,...: "the art of the Renaissance"

    2. Works produced by such skill and imagination.

    Sport is a group of works(moves), by skill, and imagination(what moves to do).

    Sport is art.

  • Yes sports are a form of art.

    Everything is art. Everything ever designed, made or even coughed up. Art is every where, and to say something isn't art, is like denying someones right. Even if it isn't pretty or functional it is art. It takes creativity to do anything as well. I am not biased, in fact I hate sports with a passion, but it is clear enough to understand that everything and anything is art and music.

  • Sports can be an art

    As a person who is an artist and an athlete, i can tell you very much that sports are just as much of a form of an art. When you are our on that field or court you have to put everything you have into the game just as much of art. You have to think of solutions to the problems. The athlete might not think of it as a form of art because they can not see the beauty of it when they are actually creating it. They play on their canvas, the utensil the artist uses are the players,and in order to have the art piece they must have technique.

  • Yes it is

    Sports is a form of art because you need hand and eye coordination which you get from art when I say art I do not mean the old colour pencil and paper art I mean art as in dance,music,etc. Thus sports is an art because you use hand and eye coordination

  • Sports measured by Aesthetic parameters

    You have several sports where success is determined by the application of aesthetic criteria to performance. For example Gymnastics, Surf, Diving, etc. Goals or touchdowns are viewed and reviewed worldwide because of the creativity and excellence of individuals or teams; and when a soccer player dribbles 5 players and scores a goal considered wonderful, then there is a aesthetic measurement by the receptors of this creative motion. Sport actions have aesthetic value, just like Dance, just like a Painting, just like Cinema.

  • Sports are most definitely an art form

    Both a lacrosse player and a painter, looking at it both art and athletics have a set of rules such as some things have to be there in a painting to be called a surrealism piece or a add on. Just like in sports there are specific rules to make it the game it is. My paint bush is my tool to make a master piece and my body is the tool to make a master piece on the field

  • Sport is Art

    I say art because it is bound by the same things art is:

    The Canvas is the field of play
    The brush are the Players themselves
    The technique allows the picture be painted

    A sweetly placed ball to thread through two fielders towards the boundary off of one of the most skilled bowlers in the world.

  • Sports can be art

    The amount of time and work put into sports should be a work of art on its own, but if you want real example then look closely at games. In football, not everyone can appreciate the beauty of a catch or a thrown, not everyone can see how how a goal in soccer can be breath taking. As a runner, not many people appreciate how stunning another runner's form can be, or how something as aggressive as wrestling can have grace. It can be expressing feelings because well athletes put their whole heart into what they do.

  • Yes they are

    Sports are presented to an audience the same way arts are.
    Not everyone will perceive a pass in a football match the same way not everyone will perceive a curve on a painting. It doesn't mean they can't be considered artistic.
    They both require human skills and talents.
    Sports may be the most popular forms of arts.

  • No, sport is not art

    Art is about creativity and the idea that nothing can tell you where go or what to do; yout imagination is the only thing that limits you. Sports are about abiding by a set of strict rules; any deviation from these make the game unenjoyable for everyone. There is no creativity involved at all, it is just physical activity.

  • It's not the same.

    Sports are a physical activity. Unless it's something that's mainly used for artistic purposes (Dancing), then it's just a sport. I made the argument that almost everything is a sport a while back, but I'm not going to make the argument that almost everything is an art. Well they are, but sports aren't one of them. If we start classifying football as art, then what else will be classified as something totally wrong? Painting as a sport? Jogging as a hobby? Skim milk as a dairy product?

  • Sports are not art.

    Art is a limitless creative expression of our life experiences. Sports have rules and an ultimate goal, such as achieving a particular outcome and/or out-doing your opponent. Sports are competitive whereas art is reflective. Art is also more subjective and open to interpretation. It's personal and can take many forms; it also does not require physical prowess.

  • Sports are not an art

    Art uses a media to express one's emotions. Through dance one can show violence, Love, Hatred and many more emotions. It is a gateway to show provoke others with the same or different emotion. Sports can rally up a group of people but it the same reaction. They are either mad, Sad or happy. Art can show an abstract version of destruction but arouse the feeling of confusion or sadness. They rules of art are so much more flexible. When are is scored on a numerical value it loses all meaning because it purpose it to induce a feeling in someone. If the artwork as succeed or won, It will make the viewers feel a purpose or a distinct emotion. The movements are technical and ridged in sports. The Audience doesn't come back to sports because of the meaning of the in the movement, They come back to see a team win. The art in sport could be there but with not intent to sway the audience it fails to be hold the title to be art.

  • No Art isn't the Same as a Sport. . . .

    No art isn't the same as a sport. Although they do have very similar concepts they have different purposes. Sports are made for competing, Physical activity and exercise. Art is made for expression, Mental health benefits and having fun. A also doesn't have any limits or rules unlike sports. Dancing, Surfing and gymnastics are the main activities that are in the blurry zone. Seeing as they represent creativity and competitive goals. Where these are placed on the spectrum of sport or art I believe they belong in the sport category. If we start calling everything art than what really is art and if we start calling everything sport then what's really a sport? If a sport can be considered a art than is art a sport? Is painting a sport?

  • Sports are not art

    Art is for beauty and emotional gratitude. Sportsare not beautiful and do not give emotional gratitude. In art you can see she emotions the artist had while making the piece of art. In sports you can't see if the creator of that sport was in deep emotional pain while watching the game.

  • Yes I do

    Cuz stuff in sportz is gud and stuff like that means that art is very realistic which calculates that 2=2x192=7 and that is why the calculations of sports are the best art in the world means that 2=292 so that is why i am saying thiz and why im doing this

  • To engage in an activity with the purpose to "WIN" is in its own merit the disqualifying factor for which sport is not art.

    Many athletic activities have artistic elements, as well as many art forms have athletic elements.
    The purpose of Sport is to engage in an activity with the purpose of crowning a winner. Rules are established and implemented to ensure that the competitors are participating in a level field, thus restricting their freedom to create and be artful. Brackets and seasons are clearly defined and even tie breakers are necessary to ensure there is a winner. The very nature of selecting a fair winner confines the activity, limits expression and changes the principal reason for engaging in the activity to begin with.

    This is why, scoring figure skating, or deciding on an "award winner movie" is often met with the problem of subjective scoring, If it is really art then the final score is made by each and every person that experiences it. Sport needs clear and non-subjective goals like time keeping, score keeping, etc. Movies for example are often ranked as to how much money they made in the box office, which of course gives a quantifiable number to be used as a tie breaker, but is a poor predictor of the quality of the movie.

    Funny, engaging in a debate website that has on top a 74% vs 26% score card that quantifies the answer to this question is actually not very "artistic" and VERY "sporting".

  • Many sports are not art

    Football, basketball, rugby, cricket have a set of rules and a very specific goal that needs to be reached. Typically that goal is to score more points than the opponent. That's the main point, to out do your opponent. Skill, planning, preparation,execution are needed.

    Art(s) however are created to express, and interpret ideas, through visual, auditory, experience ect.

  • I'd consider it an activity, not an art.

    You do not create anything, you do not express yourself, you just play. It's an activity, because art is all about expressing yourself, individualism, creativity, and ideas. Sports has none of that. You just follow the rules and that's it, nothing else that involves creativity or imagination unlike art, music, dance, drama, and literature.

Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
leojm says2013-05-23T14:47:19.870
People that said yes, did you ever play sports in your life?