Looking at a piece of painting in a gallery or just walking by a street and seeing the artwork on the wall, you might be uncertain as to what they are representing. With both artworks mentioned being in different places, you might be uncertain as to which of the art is really an art and which isn’t. There is a lot of confusion about the precise way of identifying an artwork since a lot of visual content has been confused with artworks whereas they are not. Where a piece is presented is also a factor that makes people subconsciously judge if a work is an art or not. Though, all these consideration factors are not even something to consider at all.
The creativity of an artist is an apparent factor people, even novice art enthusiasts, use in selecting or classifying a work as art. This visual judgment is still a sensible one since art must have an allure no matter how small. It will create an attraction before connecting with the observer of art. Skill is a vital aspect of art since creating a painting or sculpture needs a fine skill level before bringing it to fruition. This appeal should not be underrated as it defines a work from a distance. The message communicated through a painting is widely determined by color, texture, and the overall touch of an artist. Identifying artwork from afar must initially be appealing.
Besides appeal, the connection an artist creates with the observers is another wide determinant that might affect how quickly it will be judged as art. After an appeal is found connecting a viewer to the work, a connection is important to engage in the same. It is often called entertainment even though it is much deeper than just calling it an entertaining medium. This connection allows a person observing art to feel the emotion of an artist and even sense the meaning if the same. Without a connection, work is just a visual appeal like the background of a studio picture. Once a piece of work lacks this feature, then it is not to be called art but a design.
All artwork must communicate information to those who make observations on it. Once a painting or sculpture communicates nothing to those that look at it, then it is nowhere near being called art. Art is expressed in messages that are not verbal but physical representations. This message should, however, not be too hard to decrypt but subtle enough even to elementary art enthusiasts. The colors, texture, and combination of certain elements are messages that are communicated by the artist based on their mode of arrangement. Nothing can be called art if there is nothing said to the beholder by a creator via the art.
Whatever message is conveyed by art does not need to be explained by a creator before it can be understood by the audience. Simplicity plus attraction should be the basis for sending out the messages that would be contained in art by its creator. Sending out the contained subject is not the work of the creator’s verbal explanations but those contained in the art itself by the maker. The meaning embedded within the framework itself should be loud enough to an observing end easily and clearly. People should be able to see a common message passed in art rather than create dissimilarities in a context that may eventually make the work vague or incomprehensible.
Irrespective of where and who makes art, if all these qualities are all found in a presentation, then you can call it art. Attraction is the very first magnet based on the art’s appeal followed by how engaged you can get plus the connection that can be created. The overall meaning of the art is that the message passed is also crucial when distinguishing art from mere designs. When one or all these compositions are ruled out of any skillful presentation, it does not qualify to be called an art. Qualifying as an art is the first step into bringing out the finest of works that makes some works stand out with some categorizing them into good and bad art based on the imperfection of one of these components.