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Q&A: What makes someone an art “expert” to determine the quality and meaningfulness of a work of art?

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Q&A: What makes someone an art “expert” to determine the quality and meaningfulness of a work of art?

Question by Critical_rationalist: What makes someone an art “expert” to determine the quality and meaningfulness of a work of art?
Isn’t all art and beauty in the eye of the beholder? If I think Magritte, Dix, Van Gogh, Monet, and Raphael are great and Harring, Pollock, and Warhol are totally over-rated, how is my opinion worth any less than someone who has taken lots of art appreciating and art history classes?

Who gets to determine what is great and important art and what isn’t?

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Answer by Caleb
Your opinion isn’t worth less than theirs, however they are looking at art in a more complete mold (sometimes). They have been educated to see art as an entire lump and then to see the different periods that art went through.
That being said I agree with your easements of those artists. Sometimes people get caught up in trendy!

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