Acting is a performing art as it has actors who tell stories through actions which they learn and master within short or long durations. While art could be a picture or portrait made from clay, acting brings life to these portraits through the movements of actors who take part in plays, movies plus short skits. Both art and acting have emotion, the emotion in acting is more real because actors put emphasis on their actions intentionally to move their audience. Art portrays emotions of sadness, melancholy, happiness, bitterness, regret, love, hate, spite while acting does the same thing validating acting as an art. Acting carries a message that could contain a moral lesson to the target audience, and art also carries hidden messages that can be identified by art lovers.
Both art and acting have key messages for their audiences though art messages are usually deeper as they require a keen looker to understand the conveyed message, content in acting is easier to understand. Acting has a scriptwriter, while art has artisans who are both content creators. These content creators require skill plus talent to create masterpieces in either film or portrait since not all people are gifted with story writing, drawing, molding or painting. Art comes from inspiration, so acting as this inspiration could be a personal experience, a beautiful or tragic story that affected the content creator’s life. Actors usually have costumes to match the mood in the roles they act, art pieces do not have costumes but are created to fit the mood plus message that is to be delivered perfectly.
A great aspect of art is creativity as it is in acting since the director goes beyond normal boundaries to create extraordinary plays that can be remembered even after they’re out of market. Creativity is what makes a movie, play, skit stand out from others in its category, the same way it does with art. Famous scriptwriters have experience in art too through art courses taken while in college to build their writing skills. The process of an actor fitting into a character that is not their personality to play out a written script, so that emotion is felt by the audience is art. When the actor can adopt a role till it becomes their personality while they play their role and still switch back to their original personality, that is art.
Artifacts are stored in art galleries in cities, films are also stored in movie houses, people visit art galleries to view great artifacts as they visit movie houses to watch great films. Art is still emotion, but acting is emotions in motion, making acting a form of art. Color is incorporated in acting scenes, props on stage, color of costumes to make skits attractive as it is incorporated in art pieces to enhance the beauty of art masterpieces. Art represents the culture and heritage of communities from different continents as acting is used to represent different cultures through language, morals or ethics of these communities. Acting is taught in schools as a performing art along with other types of art like music.
Actors sign autographs of movies they have acted in as artisans sign their names under art work created by them. Acting is diverse and complex as it incorporates other art types in movie creation because music is used to emphasize specific emotions or heighten the sensation of moods played out by artists. Music makes acting more enjoyable by audiences of different age groups, cultural music aids in understanding the theme plus geographical setting of a play better.
Art creators could use their work in short skits to add beauty to the setting of a stage, they help deaf people in the audience to read the story in portraits used in acting on a stage. Acting is an art, but it is more complex compared to other art types as it uses these other arts to make it complete or easier to understand. Movies use props, costumes made by talented artists who specialize in creating other art pieces from clay, paint or material. It is art as it needs patience and exercise to master a skill, to learn to be in character, on set till when the movies are completed. Switching from character art acquired through skill and practice.