What is Art?

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What is Art? I shared the “painting” featured in this image with my Facebook friends yesterday and gave it the title- “Studio Floor.” Why? Because that’s exactly what it is- the floor of my studio after a particularly messy afternoon of painting.

The number of “likes” I received from people thinking this was a REAL painting has me wondering: What is art?

  • Is something art when we create it on purpose?
  • Is something art once we give it that label?
  • Is something art because someone appreciates it?

Yesterday, something kind of interesting was created by accident while I was working to create something else on purpose. Could it be that art is everything that happens during the act of creation? If so, maybe I’d better hold off on mopping my floor. 

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