Téchne, quickly explained
Art Is about knowing-how-to-act
Concept of τέχνη (téchne) is very ancient and was originally used to indicate a prerogative of Gods, given to mankind, to compensate for their intrinsic weakness.
Tèchne means “art”, but modern term “art” is the result of a historically super complex and often paradoxal translation process, which can be simplified and structured as :
Techne(greek)> Ars (latin)> Arte (Italian)
Téchne encloses the sense of “expertise” in terms of “knowing how to do”, “knowing how to operate”.
Gestures of a painter enclose sparks of a mood in a frame of re-elaborated memories.
Aristotle presents us with one of the most complete definitions of Techne in Chapter IV of the sixth book of the Nicomachean Ethics. (Ita Only)
Object of Téchne lives in Its own sense, as the painting sense is found as a symbolic amount of gestures I did to paint it.
According to the ancient greek philosophy, techne does not refers to the act itself, but to the core, deepest system of know-how-to-act, linked to the practice of the act itself.
Credits: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tecnica (Wikipedia ITA only) / https://giulianoantonello.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/la-rivalutazione-aristotelica-dellarte-2/ (ITA only)