Art and Artists
What is art? This is a difficult question to answer. Many people say they know art when they see it, but they cannot explain what it is. People have many different ideas about what art is or is not.
Most of us think art is something beautiful. The problem is that people do not always agree on what beauty is. One person might think a painting is lovely, while another thinks it is not pretty at all.
People also usually think that an artist is someone who has a special ability. So, art must be something very special. One person might think a certain drawing very special. One person might think a certain drawing is difficult for an artist to create. However, another person might say the drawing is so simple a child can draw it.
Another confusing thing about art is that art does not always mean something on a wall or in a museum. Art can also mean the way someone does something. We talk about the “art” of business or the “art” of singing. People who are good at what they do are “artists” in their field.
Art, then, means different things to different people. We could say that art is whatever you think it is. This makes life more fun. We can have different ideas than others. If people always agreed about everything, life would not be very interesting. We would not have much to talk about. Another good thing about art is that it has so much variety. Each person can find some kind of art and some type of artist that makes him or her feel good. That is the best thing about art. It makes us feel good.
So whatever art is, we should be happy that we have it. It adds color to our lives.