Uhhhh, that's a hard one...
"I don't know, but I know when I see it"? isn't a very good answer is it.
even with an education in Graphic Design and Art History, I don't think there's a good short answer to this one.
I think a lot of what defines what is art: depends on the adrenal or emotional rush the artist communicates in making their work... and which hopefully is paralleled in the viewer or the work.
What is not art ? I see everything as art .. I see the beauty in everything .. I tend to have a positive outlook on life .. I see life as art ...
any thought.memory.idea.feeling you want out:) its the naked soul out in the wild
Visual and emotional inspiration.
I have no training in art theory, so maybe I can only talk nonsense about it. Art is making something that excites the thought.
A beauty built with intellect.
Can mathematical theorems be considered art? I think they can.
Art can be anything: a beautification, texture, expressed emotions, a moment captured, but most of all the harmony of life’s variety.
Art to me is the ability to take what is inside your head and create something physical. Something that touches the heart and soul of the people who come into contact with it.
It's a bit like when you move into a new room and you put your bag down, and you bring your stuff over, maybe paint it, personalise it, and make it your own, part of yourself. It's like that but just on a bigger scale.
What is an answer on a question: What is the meaning of life?
Seriously, you can't define art. It can be something what makes us happy, but also it can be something, what makes us sad, disgusted, excited, angry... and more. Art is a creation of someone, who had a reason to create it.
I know it's beautiful, it's valuable, it's ...., but I do not know what it is.
just like Warhol's said,"Art is what you can get away with."
Art is in the eye of the beholder. Anything created that can draw out emotions or have a special meaning or invoke fond memories.