Art, in its broadest meaning, is the physical expression of creativity or imagination. The word art comes from the Latin "ars", which, loosely translated, means "arrangement".
Art is commonly understood as the act of making material works (or artworks) which, from concept to creation, hold a fidelity to the creative impulse — that is, "art" is distinct from creative work that is driven by necessity (i.e. vocation), by biological drive (i.e. procreation), or by any undisciplined pursuit of recreation.
The term creative arts denotes a collection of disciplines whose principal purpose is the output of material that is compelled by a personal drive and echoes or reflects a message, mood, and symbology for the viewer or audience to interpret.
As such, "art" may be taken to include forms as diverse as prose writing, poetry, dance, acting or drama, music, sculpture, architecture, and painting. Art may also be understood as relating to creativity, ćsthetics and the generation of emotion.