Art is many different things to different people. My art for me is an attempt to find the raw truth. The God within all be it the process or the subject.
If a piece really stirs your soul, and has an immediate emotional impact without need of verbal explanation, it could be art. It could be funny, sad, sexual, political, meditative, beautiful, ugly, big or small but it should move you somehow. Like a great poem, movie or song, the more powerful gut-level reaction it stirs, the more successful the artwork.
the expression of life and relationships
Art is the reflection of our growth and culture!
Art to me is something that makes people react.Anything that forces or pulls people into action.
It can be both positive and negative.Art is also about freedom of expression and self discovery.
experience and creation. the way that a person views the world will always be filtered by their mind and when it gets recreated by their hands, that is art.
I am not in the position to answer this. I can tell you what I like and what I do not like. But this does not answer the question of whether or not something is art. Defining art is a dangerous alley. I believe it is better off UNDEFINED lest we make some serious exclusions. I may not like something an artist is doing but I do not want to prevent him or others from pushing the envelope - or boundaries - of what we know as art. Knowledge, insights, experiences, and discoveries come easier without limitations. If we really want to come close to defining art, stick to defining what happened in the past (100 years or more) and let history decide what are current efforts are worth. No, stay away from attempting to define contemporary art in explicit terms.
Merriam-Webster.com defines art as this, and I agree:
Main Entry: 2art
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin art-, ars — more at arm
Date: 13th century
1: skill acquired by experience, study, or observation
2 a: a branch of learning: (1): one of the humanities (2)plural : liberal arts barchaic : learning , scholarship
3: an occupation requiring knowledge or skill
4 a: the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects ; also : works so produced b (1): fine arts (2): one of the fine arts (3): a graphic art
5 aarchaic : a skillful plan b: the quality or state of being artful
6: decorative or illustrative elements in printed matter
synonyms art , skill , cunning , artifice , craft mean the faculty of executing well what one has devised. art implies a personal, unanalyzable creative power . skill stresses technical knowledge and proficiency . cunning suggests ingenuity and subtlety in devising, inventing, or executing . artifice suggests technical skill especially in imitating things in nature . craft may imply expertness in workmanship .
I think art is anything created with passion. I look at lots of people as artists, scientists, mathematicians, musicians, teachers, etc. as long as you create what you love with unbridled passion.
art is to give .
What is love? What is music? What is a flower? KATZ !!!
For me how I feel and how I see the nature. When I make somebody to stop and watch closer what I did. If people have any feeling about my paintings, I think I have created an art piece.
The nature of art has been described by Richard Wollheim as "one of the most elusive of the traditional problems of human culture". Leo Tolstoy identified art as a use of indirect means to communicate from one person to another. Is it so?
Art is everywhere you look.Everyone can be an artist. It is only just an other label.
An egostroke.Life is an artform in itself. How you use your talent, what you present to others, what colours you emit to your surroundings defines your art. We are walking canvasses, of natural patterns and structures.
Art is what speaks to you in a way that makes you a different person from the moment you experience it.
Art can be one of three things: A dialogue, a discovery, or a disagreement. These are the three things the act of making art can resemble, and so then will the finished piece embody.