Who decides just 'what is art'?
That's a pretty good question!
You've got the snobby 'experts' that we see on
different TV programs...or maybe we've met them in
person...who seem to think that anything painted
beyond The Rennaisance Era..isn't really art.
Others that believe fine art
can only be produced as a result of
an education in fine art.
And..on and on...And ON!
Who can say??
I'm sure the art 'experts', if there were many, during
the 1920's and 30's depression era...
never expected any 'tramp art' to amount to much
more than a nice decoration on
a kindly church going spinster's night stand.
much of the tramp art salvaged from that era,
in excellent condition..
goes for hundreds and thousands of dollars.
I am reminded of a 'Designing Women' episode I saw
some, quite a few, years ago.
The 'women' were attending an art showing..
Julia set her purse on a stand
and it was 'declared' by the "expert"
as fine art!
Now...I found the picture above, which is
the purse that King Hussen, of Morocco,
gave to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy,
during her visit in 1963.
I'm pretty sure it's valuable, whether or not it considered as 'art'.
The gold purse is embellished with Real
Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds
So...who can say???
There are so many darned experts out there these
I say...if you like it...you can say
whether it's art
or it's not!