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What is art?

What is art?



plural noun: arts

  1. 1.the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.”the art of the Renaissance” Similar: fine art artwork creative activity
  2. 2.the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance.”the visual arts”

Does art have to be beautiful?

Frida Kahlo

Does art have to stir emotion in the viewer?

Can art be political or ask us to think about the world around us? Can it ask questions about human rights and social justice?

Can art be downright ugly?

Damian Hirst

Does the art have to be completely created by the hand of the artist?

Jeff Koons

Does the artwork have to be created by traditional means?

Andy Warhol

Does art have to communicate? And is it possible for an image or any piece of art to not communicate at least something?

Joke prank at art gallery

Does art have to be serious? Does art have to use traditional media?

Ame Sauvage

Does the artwork have to have obvious skill involved?

I think the answer to all these questions is that art is different things to different people. I will keep exploring this question though…….

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