is it art
... and what is art
seven words in the headline and we are already on a slope, because do it matter which etiquette comes on the painting, the film, the photo art, the architecture, the sculpture, etc. that we care about? - in my opinion, it don't. it all starts and ends with what your perception is, and if you fall in love with a painting or other form of art then the label is irrelevant.
in the following i give a brief and simplified description of what art is and must disappoint you in that the image you saw on a gallery and thought impossible could be art, very likely was.
the original etymological understanding of the concept of art is ability, knowledge and insight: the craftsmanship and beauty are the focus, and it is probably how many people still understand and regard art as an extraordinary craftsmanship.
the avant-garde had changed it a little in the perception of a different approach, challenged, provoked to see adopted norms in a new perspective. the concept of art underwent a development from its aesthetic craftsmanship focus to a more dynamic concept of dialogue.
so after that is a more academic and sterile description of the concept of art as follows:
1. an object or process that is the result of human activity.
2. the purpose of the work is to be art
3. the primary property is artistic
based on that definition, my paintings, watercolors, photos and sculptural decor are to be described as art, for it is all made with the intention of being art, and therefore art, if they fall into someone's taste, is a whole different matter.
whether the artistic intent and desired reception succeeded, is the way in which one can judge whether a work of art is good / succeeded or not.
though books on art and art understanding have been and could be written, but a blog is not the right place for this.
so to the end, i just want to give a small but loving one with the whip to us who works in the artistic field. i often hear longer and longer explanations to help with the reception, maybe we should do a little more effort with the intention.