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What Makes Something Art?

As humans evolve, the term art seems to expand further and further to include practically anything. In it’s most fundamental state, art can be considered every living and non-living thing in the universe.

Moreover, it becomes an individual preference.

To me, art must inspire. It must take me to a place inside myself that nothing else can touch. It must consume my mind in a way that creative thoughts begin to stir, unprovoked.

The Ship by Salvador Dalí

The Ship by Salvador Dalí

Fallingwater House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater House by Frank Lloyd Wright

Molded Plywood Chair by Charles and Ray Eames

Molded Plywood Chair by Charles and Ray Eames

Architecture is one of the most interesting forms of art because there is so much debate over functionality versus innovation. Often buildings created for the sole purpose of function are considered, “bad architecture.”

If this is consider art…

Rothko, Abstract Expressionism

Rothko, Abstract Expressionism

Why are we reluctant to call this art?

Sumner High School, Kansas

Sumner High School, Kansas

Is art defined by the amount of time put into something? It is the thought behind it? Is it how good you are at explaining it? Or is it simply the way it makes you feel?

Imagine your favorite work of art. For most, you have no idea how long it took, the thought behind it, nor have ever heard a explanation for it. Yet, I guarantee you can tell anyone how it makes you feel.

With that in mind, I guess you could say art, or finding beauty in practically anything, is our most inexhaustible resource.


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2 comments on “What Makes Something Art?

  1. ivanterzic
    March 23, 2012

    Great Post and excellent set of various examples!

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