Markings 152 - 'Yes - but is it art?'

A question posed by an enraged friend after viewing some of the exhibits at the Waterhouse Natural Science Prize at the South Australian Museum.

'Core Blimey'

Jan Howlin

What is Art?

Art is something we do, a verb. Art is an expression of our thoughts, emotions, intuitions, and desires, but it is even more personal than that: it’s about sharing the way we experience the world, which for many is an extension of personality. It is the communication of intimate concepts that cannot be faithfully portrayed by words alone. And because words alone are not enough, we must find some other vehicle to carry our intent. But the content that we instill on or in our chosen media is not in itself the art. Art is to be found in how the media is used, the way in which the content is expressed.

Philosophy Now

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