What is Art?
Art is very much like life it can be wonderful, frustrating, beautiful or ugly, uplifting and challenging. Is art simply what an artist produces? Or is there more to it? What about Creativity? Inspiration and Virtuosity? Art, intrinsically, is worth nothing, but can sell for millions and why do we fill galleries full of art for thousands of people to look at and enjoy? Art is fascinating because it is created by humans.
The artist can be seen as an oddball characters like Michelangelo, who lay on his backs for years painting a ceiling. Or Damien Hirst who chops up cows and calls it art. The artist may even go as far as cutting off their own ear as Van Gogh did in the pursuit of creating art.
But artists also have their own vision of the world, they encourage to view the world from a different perspective. They challenge our beliefs, our views, our attitudes and attack our complacency. Artists create works of art which in themselves are worthless, yet we put great value on them. These works are often seen as the pinnacle of human achievement and appeal to our feelings.