What is art?

Art, including music, represents the direct communication of human emotions, without the assistance of explanatory comments in the nature of writing or other artifacts. Similar to the awe we feel when we are face to face with the beauty of nature, we can be moved through a whole array of powerful emotions when we listen to a Beethoven symphony. On the other hand, paint poured at random on a clean canvas might, at best, communicate the chaos, avarice or contempt in the mind of such an “artist”.


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