What is Art?

If you have been following along I’m trying the elusive, to define art. I have a page for the specific purpose, but I thought I would share some definitions that I recently found in the book “The Practice & Science of Drawing” by Harold Speed. None of them really satisfy me… but here they are:

  • Art is nature expressed through a personality
  • Art is the expression of pleasure in work – Morris
  • Everything which we distinguish from nature – Andrew Lang
  • An action by means of which one man, having experienced a feeling, intentionally transmits it to others – Tolstoy
  • the Rhythmic expression of Feeling
  • And if you don’t think that this is enough, here are some more definitions.