If art were truly in the eye of the beholder, Mark, then there would be no art.
Art is universal, and is about communication, therefore it is not just in the eye of the beholder. It is in the eye of its creator and it is in the eye of the beholder.
And what about people who produce art that speaks to no one in their lifetime? That's happened to many great artists.
And there are mediocre artists who believe they're producing "art," that speaks to no one but them. Is is still art?
You and Mark are saying the same thing, you just have to rephrase to make yourself happy.
If art is about communication, it has to find an audience, doesn't it? It can't exist in a vacuum (although I maintain real artists produce because they have no choice, audience or no).
(Taking that snotty tone with the moderators isn't going to win you any friends, particularly since they were speaking to you as well.)
Edited by Rhea, 14 August 2006 - 09:05 AM.