What is Art?
“Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, often, but not always, in a visual form.” The debate on the definition of art has raged forever. I embrace this rather all-encompassing definition, believing that “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination” is the key, whether that skill and imagination is applied to cooking, photography, musical composition, graphic arts, landscape architecture, interior design, creative writing, etc. Genius Loci attracts artists who express or apply their human creativity and imagination in an array of different ways:
the art of portrait photography courtesy of Julie Thomas
the art of all-edible baking courtesy of Julie Ivanko
or the art of portrait drawing courtesy of Trevor Newman
…and again…the art of photography
yet another example of the art of photography courtesy of Al Solina
the art of oil painting courtesy of Nancy Thomson
I find that these are all excellent examples of art – of the “expression or application of human creative skill and imagination”.