Tom Gray wrote:
> >From the Sunday Times
> What is art?
I don't know about the rest of his arguments, but Carey's answer to this
question is more or less a tautology and hardly anything very new: “A
work of art is anything that anyone has ever considered a work of art,
although it may be a work of art only for that one person.” Any other
definition, incidentally, makes a hash of any claim that Work A is "good
art," while Work B is "bad art." If "Trees" isn't art, then to say it is
bad art is incoherent. Moreover, if it isn't art, then it can't be
judged by any set of artistic criteria.