General art discussion thread on how to define art.
What important qualities does art have to have in order to be considered art ?
What do you consider important aspects of art that you can consider it good? ______ +______= good art
What artists/works/genres is a good example of your opinions on what art is/isn't?
Discussion of all types of media (fine art, sculpture, digital art etc.) welcome.
this thread is retarded. the definition of art varies according to time and culture, and within a particular time and culture is used to describe various related but separate concepts.
>the definition of art varies according to time and culture, and within a particular time and culture is used to describe various related but separate concepts.
No shit retard the point of this thread it to discuss the various definitions and value of art as well as your own opinions on the subject.
Or do you even have any?
You seem to have missed my point.The discussion is pointless, due to the very nature of the question. It is impossible to come to the sort of conclusion OP is looking for, might as well make a "what is God?" thread. What's the point? Pointless intellectual masturbation when you could be making actual art.
I dissagree, it's interesting to ponder about questions even those that are purely philosphical and individual to answer. It is also interesting to hear about others opinions on the subject. "What is god?" is still a valid question just the same as "What is Art". Regardless if you find the results pointless or not.
Thinking about art and making actual art go hand in hand it doesn't detract from progress or making art. That's like saying thinking about the flavor of a dish before you cook it is not important because in that moment you are not cooking quite yet. Art IS mental masturbation. It's playing around with subjects, ideas and stored information and making them tangible through a visceral means.
Again, what's the point? What do you actually gain through this armchair philosophizing about the meaning of "art"?
Now I can understand the benefits of pondering what makes good art actually work, or what defines a particular movement or style, but the nature of art itself? It's like digging a bottomless pit.