Art Alchemy Studio

Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Friday, February 18, 2011

What is Art?

Art is what we call...

the thing an artist does.

It's not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.

Art is not in the eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.

(This is a repost of Seth Gordon's blog. I don't know Seth Gordon, but I think this is the best definition of art I have ever come across.)


Blogger Gloria Grandy said...

What a great quote. It puts into words what I've wanted to explain when I've been asked this question or asked my art.

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