What is art?
Philosophy of art is trying to answer this interesting and complex question, considerating definitions of beauty, taste, symbolism and ways to present, and exploring the relationship between individual artist and audience relatively to culture and cosmos.
Our perception of art changed through centuries. Traditional definition says that art is creative expression of a man.
Definition which Leo Tolstoy gave very precise says:
Art is that human doing with which individual consciously transfers to others his feelings and experience, with the help of outer signs, to provoke that same feelings and experiences in those who are moved by it.
"You can't safer run from the world than through art and you can't safer connect with it than through art." - Goethe
"Art washes the dust of everyday life of the soul." - Picasso
"Art is the purest form of love." - George Bernard Shaw
"There are modern ties, modern shoes, modern car, but art is never inferior to demands of fashion." - Kokoschka
"Art is a lie which allows us to discover the truth." - Picasso