Post Number:#166 April 3rd, 2012, 3:22 pm
That is a hard one and I think we could argue over that for centuries. It is a subjective question that comes through a certain understanding or education. I think the judge has to be judged also. But maybe I am being elitest and the best is what the majority find "good". There is a formula so are we simply being manipulated by mathematics?JacobAWyatt wrote:Xris wrote:From the cave dweller who found a need to leave his hand print to the most exquisite painting by Botticelli "The birth of Venus" there is a common link. We as humans have a natural desire to express ourselves in any medium we find available. It is human condition and that condition can be described as art. We can criticise art as much as we like and any view is valid but there is no objective reasoning that can deny an intention. Art is an intention the result can be judged but you can not deny artistic intent.If that cave man never found the desire to paint or leave his mark Botticelli would never have lifted a single brush. They are brothers in desire and only ability separate them. Without the childish scribble no great master was ever painted. Admire the masters but do not discount the artist.
This is almost true.
The intention itself is not art; the product which comes about as the result of the intention is. But the intention is necessary for the product to be art; and it could be argued that the intention which motivated the creation of the product is all that is required for it to be art.
A much more difficult question is:
What constitutes "good" art?