What Is Art? and How to Make It.
I once had a student who possessed great skill.
To create nice likenesses, was his main thrill.
But try as he might, again and again,
There was one sweet prize he could never quite win.
In spite of his study, in spite of his work,
His paintings turned out just a little bit short.
He could sure make pictures, but he seldom made ART!
After many years of being frustrated by his situation, one day after class, he said to me: "I know how to make a likeness, but how do I make Art?"
I responded with a list of questions and told him that by the time he could answer even a few of them, he would be well on his way to making and recognizing art.
How To Make Art - questions to be asked by anyone who wants to know.