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What is Art?

"Infinite", 10" x 10", Oil on linen on board by David Koch I am entering the blogosphere by asking the big question: What is Art? At this point in my artistic journey I believe that anything can be called art. Art is something that has perceived value. That value is as varied as there are people on this planet. These values include: Beauty (I look forward to exploring what that is) Teaches me something Symbolizes an idea or principle Evokes memories Historical value Informational value Sentimental value Drawing Design Shapes Values (darks and lights) Color Edges Texture Demonstrates technical ability Helps me understand Motivates Inspires Resale or investment value Shock value Keeping up wi