What makes art art?
As a creative person, I’m fortunate enough to meet and correspond with many other ‘creatives’ and that brings up many interesting theoretical discussions. Leading on from a recent discussion with my theoretical sparring partner D.M.Kruger (a superbly talented musician and producer), what makes art art?
I summarise it as the skill being made manifest as a creative object, be it painting, magical performance, writing, sculpting or otherwise, but having two key components brought to the process; namely poetry and love.
If either is missing then the result becomes a shallow representation of skill.
But a painting expressing the poetry (or we could say grace) and love of the artist, makes it a work of art.
What do you think?