Having asked “What is an Artist” in the last blog post, “What is Art” is the next question that begs to be asked.
Here is one answer to that question – thanks to Robert Ederer: “[Art] can touch not just what exists but the potential of what can exist. It is also a reflection of the essence of something. A painting of a sunset is the feeling of the sunset. It is not the sunset; as a dance of joy is not joy but an expression of joy.”
My own definition: “Art is a language. Good art is an expression of the artist’s dedicated skill to communicate their heartfelt responses of their chosen subject. Good art seems to always tug at the emotions.”
Paul Cezanne: “A work of art that did not begin as emotion is nothing.”
How about you? What is your definition of art?