It’s always a big discussion – what is art?
Is any painting art?
Is any creation art?
Is there a way to clearly identify art and separate it from not-art?
It’s an old question with ever changing answers, none of which really want to be put under a scientists inspection.
Here are a few definitions that have been tried.
In the end you yourself will decide what you find to be art. If an art critic or a gallery show are needed to prove something is art then it would seem our society has lost track of its art and therefore its heart.
Perhaps, in the end, if one is impacted in some way, by the creation at hand, then surely that is sufficient for one to embrace it as art?
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.
Art, in its broadest sense, is a form of communication. It means whatever the artist intends it to mean, and this meaning is shaped by the materials, techniques, and forms it makes use of, as well as the ideas and feelings it creates in its viewers . Art is an act of expressing feelings, thoughts, and observations.
“The object of art is not to reproduce reality,
but to create a reality of the same intensity.”
~Alberto #Giacometti (1901-1966)
“To feel the soul without explaining it,
without vocabulary, and to represent this sensation.”
~ Yves #Klein (1928-1962)
“Technical expertise itself adequate to create an emotional impact”
~ L. Ron. Hubbard (1911-1986)
So, not getting too serious about this idea of defining art, here are a few recent images that might be art. Then again, some might feel otherwise. I’ve always found it quite hard to take the art world seriously. Better by far to let the people who resonate with what you are creating to be the ones to whom you give attention and gratitude.