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What exactly makes something artistic?

What is art?

On the surface, it is a simple question. However, this simple question often receives a number of complex answers.

Sure, you can go to any dictionary for some sort of answer. However, even there you are likely to come up with several different definitions.

Does the amount of time put in or effort involved determine whether something is or is not art? A few other questions we can ask ourselves include:

Is it art if it involves creativity or imagination?

Does how it make you feel determine whether or not it is art?

Is the idea of self-expression essential to qualify something as art?

All in all, the questions and answers are seemingly endless. Perhaps it is much like the concept of beauty. As it has been said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Maybe it’s just that simple – what is art is up to the individual and can be just as unique as each and every person.

Graffiti as art

Yes, graffiti can be ugly…

And no doubt there are times when it is legitimate to call it vandalism. But under the right circumstances, it can be quite beautiful and artistic.

Many who dabble in graffiti are indeed art students or hold jobs related to the arts such as careers in graphic design.

Here are a few examples of some amazing work for your viewing pleasure:

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