What is art?

Nothing sparks a juicier debate with students than the question, “What is art?”
Does it have to do with beauty? Or skill? Or meaning? Is it contextual? Does it have to be in a museum?  Must it be sold?  Or even seen at all? Can anyone make art? What about conceptual art? And who even decides what’s art and what isn’t?

Animator Aardman created this short video of artists trying to answer the question “What is art?”  Could be a great resource to get the conversation going in your class.


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