A Mixture of Art Styles

I was having lunch with some other artists when one of them asked "What is Art?" If I take a roll of plastic wrap and drape it around Mt Everest, is that art? If I pour paint, or even throw paint on a canvas, is that art? If I digitally produce a picture, is that art? If I take a photo and digitally enhance it, is that art?

Well, I'm old school. If an artist sits down in front of a blank canvas and paints something, that's art. I'm sure that's art. But it's not that simple. If I take a photograph and put it into a projector, then project it onto a canvas and copy it, sorta' paint by number, is that art? That's the question and that's what a lot, I mean a whole lot of artists are doing. 

It certainly is popular nowadays. People like to buy what they recognize. They don't understand Abstraction or Expressionism or Impressionism and other forms of art.

 

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