Art itself is the solution and a remedy. As the interplanetary ambassador asked me these words a thousand thoughts ran through my mind.
Some Christians will even avoid art museums, performances, and discussions because they do not want anything to do with art.
An intensional definition of this kind highlights that we are not looking simply to explicate what 'art' as a broad concept is, or to account for its history or origins or social function, but rather to determine the content of the concept itself, and to determine what factors influence whether the term 'art' can be applied to a particular individual item.
Myself, I find a great deal more artistic merit in the soundtracks of Angel Beats or Oblivion than I do in, say, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, or any of the other similar contemporary plays so highly praised by critics.
Their importance and value to society has remained the same throughout history.
Merely thinking about it, the idea seems absurd — if there is nothing to establish what can be art and what cannot, then I could quite easily tell you that, say, the fridge in my kitchen is an artistic marvel.
We should begin by looking at an example of a definition of art from Levinson, which we will see to be incomplete, before moving on to consider a 'cluster account' of art which departs from our original idea of a 'definition', which we will see appears more capable than most definitions of giving an appropriate account of what art is.
Art is a language of its own.
For example, if one were to take a photograph of the Mona Lisa, that photograph would not itself be art; it would be the original painting itself which would deserve anything evoked by the photograph. Updated July 26, There is no one universal definition of visual art though there is a general consensus that art is the conscious creation of something beautiful or meaningful using skill and imagination.