Abstract

Art, broadly understood, exists across cultures, and non-art objects can become works of art through acts of creative appropriation. Appropriators can be artists. A correct concept or definition of art will be adequate insofar as it tracks the metaphysics of art in general. Among the conditions something must meet to be a member of the class of artworks is that it was created with the intention that it serve a certain cultural role by which it represents or otherwise conveys meaning(s) or has assumed that role over time. It is an objective matter whether something is a work of art whatever conditions allowed for its creation and whatever meaning(s) it represents or otherwise conveys.

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