An artist's working defintion of artAnyone who wants to achieve something in culture has a working defintion of art, even if they cannot describe it in words. The discipline of practicing any artform demands conceptual focus. It is the cumulative effect of this focus that generates an artist's sense of identity in relation to the art process. This in turn generates an artist's working definition of art.More Like This
An artist will often say they don't have a definition of art, or that any definition is impossible. This is perfectly understandable. Artist's do not have to be philosophers, and many choose not to be. It's a very touchy subject and can often be disturbing for an artist to contemplate it. They are simply avoiding a conversation about something of profound spiritual significance to them. The last thing an artist needs is a negative experience concerning the nature of art.