What do you consider art?

There’s so much art out in the world, but is it really art.  Here’s the definition of art “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture”.  Lets add some more though… photography, architecture, graffiti and digital art. Of course there are tons more than this though.

I do agree with the definition about it being an expression of human creativity.  I just think sometimes people will just consider art to be anything.  I can take my trash from my house and glue it on some poster board and call it art.  Someone else in this world would also think it is art, but is it.  It fits the definition of art right.

I have a photo here of one famous painter and his name is Jackson Pollock.  He was well known for throwing paint onto canvas.  Image below of one of his paintings. This is something any child can do and adult.  Do you consider this art? Don’t think i’m picking on this famous painter. I am just giving an example of what some people might think it’s art and some might not.  Why can’t I throw paint on canvas and become famous. Two things, 1. you really need to be different and have a HUGE following to get noticed along with rich people to buy your paintings.  2. For some reason in this society you have to be dead to really make millions off your own work. Clearly, I shouldn’t have to mention the famous names of some million dollar paintings or do I.

This is just one little section in paint of what is considered art. I’m just scratching the surface of what else might be thought of art.

I guess everyone sees art differently. How do you see it?


Posted on April 30, 2012, in What is art. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. there are so many famous painters but i really love vincent van gogh. his paintings are really great.:

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