Does art require an emotional state or an idea to be transmitted between two parties?
If so, does the communication have to be intended by the author or can it be incidental?
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Does art create communication?
Or if art is communication?
Or perhaps that the former implies the latter?
Perhaps best to focus on
If we take communication as a mean to transmit information, with information allowed to be something as simple as one's sentiment, and with art having be sensed in some way, even if it is to sense its void, then I fail to see how art can not be communication.
Like other answers brought up, Art is a contested term. Fundamentally, however, it is an expression....
I started working at an art school a few months ago, and have since been asking myself what I think counts as art.
The whole definition problem started when our cultural understanding of what art is became divorced from the concept of artisanship -- instead becoming linked to ideas about inspiration, uniqueness and genius (which lead to celebrity artists). ...