Art is more than just a pretty picture; if you take the time to look closely, you will be able to feel and experience more than just a piece of poster board. Every piece of art has a meaning behind it, and its up to you, the critic, if you want to get to know the artist's intent.
"Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.
What makes someone an artist? I don’t think it has anything to do with a paintbrush. There are painters who follow the numbers, or paint billboards, or work in a small village in China, painting reproductions. These folks, while swell people, aren’t artists. On the other hand, Charlie Chaplin was an artist, beyond a doubt. So is Jonathan Ive, who designed the iPod. You can be an artist who works with oil paint or marble, sure. But there are artists who worked with numbers, business models, and customer conversations. Art is about intent and communication, not substances."~ (Linchpin, Seth Godin)