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02-06-2010, 02:19 PM
What makes a picture fine art? I googled this and an example of Ansel Adams was used. This i get. A picture taken to express the artist's vision. Adams took pictures of the park to convey his vision of the park in all it's glory for preservation's sake. However, what I don't get is looking through the photography fine art medium of some artists work. For example a water spigot on the outside of a house. A picture taken of two parralell painted colours ( orange and blue). I don't get it! For me art is something that makes the viewer contemplate the artist's vision and provide discussion, or convey a message. However these examples don't do anything but confuse me. Who decides what is fine art and what is not?

Mad Aussie
02-06-2010, 02:37 PM
Who decides what is fine art and what is not?
You do.

02-06-2010, 03:55 PM
You could have this same argument or discussion as the case may be, with any sort of art medium whether it is sculpture, painting, sketching or photography,

02-08-2010, 11:09 PM
You cannot define fine art, it is what people are willing to pay for and/or willing to display even if it yourself doing the displays. Each artist in their varied fields and disciplines make each their own decisions, is what they do fine art? so what MA or JAS said ......