How do we, the viewing public, determine if a work of art has value? Do you think some artists create works only to create controversy?
Q1) Art involves a wide range of activities, the output of which is a new work which is creative, innovative and imaginary representation of the artist. Art can take various forms like paintings, artifacts, music, visuals, shows etc. As art is a form of entertainment and is developed out of interest of the artist or as a profession to earn money, its value is highly subjective and depends on the individual’s thinking, perception and interpretation of the art.Art is considered more like a secondary need for most individuals other than the artists. Art’s value also depends on the knowledge of the individuals as not every person will be able to appreciate every form of art.
Q2) Art is a means of expressing one’s ideas, creative thoughts, opinions and expressions. While few artists consider art as a profession and source of income, few artists use art as a means to deliver a message to the intended audience. As opinions are subjective, it might result in contorversies at times due to opposing views and interpretations of the audience. There might be few cases where artists create works to create controversy but in most of the cases, it is unintentional.