For an incomplete definition of art click here. For a complete and simple explanation, read on….
For any act, formation, gesture or object to qualify as a work of art, it must achieve one of the three conditions –
it must be authentic, new, even if it builds a new construct by destroying an old one
it must strum emotional sensations in the human mind
it must add to the wealth, repertoire and richness of the human experience
There is no good or bad art, only art and non-art. It is art if it passes the litmus test of conditions above.
And once it qualifies as art, it transcends from being its creator’s property to being collective legacy of the human race, and the artist a universal citizen.