What is Art?

Interestingly enough, Google does not say photography.  “Painting or sculpture” is used in the definition.  So is photography art?  I personally think it can be (but like not all who have a camera are photographers, neither is a photograph always art).

Family photographs are not hung any more.  You change your wall color, you change your paintings and other decor, but what about a family photograph.  Why not have a photograph of yourself to remind your of a certain time in life.  I don’t mean an 8×10 picture you hang on the wall.  I am talking about an almost life size portrait to be seen and appreciated by all.  Let those in your life know how important they are to you.

This photo I am attaching to this blog today, is what I believe, art.  No it is not a family photograph, but it does produce works to be appreciated.  I want to know what is going on in this photo, don’t you?  Not to mention, I love how the blue bike plays off of the pink trees.

Google defines art:

  1. 1.
    the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
    Brass frog photography, fairmount park, philadelphia, pa, pennsylvania, cherry blossoms, pink, bike, blue, conversation, art, spring, park bench
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