Yeah. It's not a super strict definition but: The "art" in question cannot be made for a single, express purpose that isn't decoration/viewing. (ie. a normal toilet is not art because its sole purpose is an actual use and it hasn't dually been designed with outstanding visual design in mind... whether or not you take it out of its room and stick it in a museum, it's still a toilet. Sorry Marcel Duchamp but I think you and your urinal are dumb and not-art.)
Something with an actual use but which was designed specifically to be outstanding or excessively different from the normal use-only designs will count as art though (ie. if you decide to paint that toilet to look like Pikachu, then I'll call it art).
Art to me comes from the heart and mind. As long as I see a hint of both put into a piece of artwork, I will like it. If I see greed and/or no love put into the piece, I will despise both the artist and his/her art. Because why work or study something you do not put have passion for, "to make a living?" oh, shut up! I am not saying you can't make a living off of it, I am saying "why do it if you do not even put any passion to it?" You know what I'm saying?
I believe art to be border less considering it's definition "the expression or application of human creativity or imagination to produce works primarily to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power" And since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I believe anything can be art to someone. However in saying this, the definition also says "using application of human creativity or imagination" and like one of the older comments read, paintings that look like a five year old drew them, I believe should not be held on such a level they are. I mean I once saw a "3d painting" that was just a red show glued to cardboard and that sold for 3.8m? I can't be the only one (and I see that im not which is great) that thinks that's absurd. It's things like that that annoy me, someone paints a masterpiece and another chucks paint at some thing and the latter is bought cause it's "avante Garde" that's insane
Anything can be art, but seriously, something that actually looks good. My 7-year old brother's horrible drawings cannot be considered art. But I don't know if the autist's drawings I showed are considered art.
I guess in a general sense, I pretty much consider what anyone creates as art, but there are times I come across those things that really make me wonder. One time, my art teacher was showing me pieces that won certain art competitions (like, really big ones). One of the pictures literally looked like a 5 year old's drawing, and this isn't the first time I've seen something like that. It kinda stumps me when I see weird things like that, I mean, it has been considered 'high quality art' more than once, I guess at first glance I am like, "How can that win something so prestigious?" but it kinda makes you think, you know?
A lot of modern art really isn't art. I mean, some of it is, and its really cool, but some is just like a block of plastic or metal that someone stuck on a pedestal and called art for money... it doesn't matter what the story behind it is, but if you aren't actually trying then I draw some lines around what I think is art.
In the modern times, I guess that art is what one puts into a drawing. Be it a story, an emotion, a thought, yourself or whatever, if you can espress it through your drawing, then what you've made is art. This is why, to me, some people can only "draw well" and others are "artists". At least, these are my thoughts as of now. This applies not only to drawings but to every other thing.
To me, art is the heart and soul of a person expressed through a specific branch of what's considered art -- be it a painting, drawing (either traditional or digital), literature, or something else.
However I must admit that I find something like a blue canvas with a red dot to be a rip off of art (true story, there's something like this in my local art gallery urgh it's annoying). Modern art is weird.
weeeell, it kinda gets difficult for me when I see those one-color- white-pixel-border lineart adoptables... thats not art to me anymore xD but other than that I'm pretty sure everything can be art... as long as it's not copied or so. thats not so nice /o\
I believe art is boundless and border less. Art can be anything created. Art is the imagination, art will go as far as the imagination will go. The imagination is only as restricted as you allow it to be, so you are the one who sets the border for how far you can go. Honestly if you let yourself, art can go on forever and ever. I do have to say that art stops at facts. Facts are the one thing that isnt art