What is Art?

Categories: 2019 November-December Issue, Genre, Oil, Portrait, and Situ, Mian.

It’s a question that has been asked for hundreds of years: What is art? While there are several definitions of the word, what one person perceives as art might not be perceived or accepted as art by another person.

One of many definitions of art is “an expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.”

Using that definition certainly leaves the door wide open for labeling many different types of creations as a “work of art.” In most instances, it really doesn’t matter if artists label their creations as works of art, but for many the line starts to get crossed with that label, when they think commercially about someone’s work and when a price tag is placed on a given creation.

In every walk of life, we understand that beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder and, at the same time, everyone also knows that something is worth only as much as someone else is willing to pay for it.
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Clearing a Passageway for the Western End of the Transcontinental Railroad

36˝ by 48˝
by Mian Situ