If you have ever wondered what art is, or wanted a definition for poetry, then you must read this essay, DEFINING ART (1641 words and 4-pages) by J.B. Water. This essay will explain and define what art is, and remove the mystery from the definition for poetry. If you believe you already know a definition for art, and you can define poetry, then read to see if you are right.
War has raged in North America for the past fifty years over a definition. What is Poetry and what are the rules? Some believe poetry is a tepid art; well poetry is most
certainly art. So the next battle is, what is art, and what are the rules? This too is fertile ground for conflict. Could a priceless bag of trash be mistaken for trash? Could a painting by a chimpanzee, a five year old child, and a master artist, all be valued the same by expert art critics? And what should we think about the goldfish placed in a blender at the mercy of school children? Where is the art found in that? Remember this last one, because you will soon understand, it is at the very heart of what art is.