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What is considered good art and by whose standards?

Question by orchidmg: What is considered good art and by whose standards?
I am doing a study of “Faith and Reason” written by Pope John Paul II. Tonight we were talking about objectivity and subjectivity. Art was the example used to discuss one’s own perception of good art and bad art and the universal perception of it. I am confused by the subject of art. I personally think good and bad art is subject to one’s own personal opinion.

Can anyone explain to me what is ‘good art’? Like Michelango, Picaso & Van Gogh versus modern art? And by whose standards is ‘good art’ classified as such?

I’ve never taken an art class, I only draw privately once in a while but I don’t consider myself an artist. What books or websites can I go to to learn about art?

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Answer by whirliekurlie
I’m not certain of any websites to learn about art, but “good art” is determined by the most powerful in society at the time. This is why the classical artists’ paintings are so much different from the art being sold today at high prices.

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