Art should speak to you. Art should represent something. Art should be created with the intention to evoke something.
There are too many definitions of art…the loosest definition today is, “artifice.” The creation of a thing, not by nature itself, but by the will of a person or group. It can be visual, meant to be seen; it can be music or poetry, meant to be heard; it can be a novel to read, a play to watch or a dance to take part in; it can be buildings or clothing; digital or virtual; it can be the disciplined training of plants or animals. So broad is the supposed definition of “art.” This definition, however, is incomplete. It includes many things people do and objects created that most would not consider art. So, what separates a painting from a high-rise?
I believe, art is or at least should be defined as: something that was made in order to express feelings, move someone, communicate information, make a philosophical point, entertain people. Every artist should want to create a piece that makes people feel, and experience something they intended it too.
Art is not a thing-it is a way.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you – yet, someone survived! You can do anything you choose to do.
In the end, it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away