According the the dictionary art is:
the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/art?o=100074)
Although, I believe that art cannot simply have a definition. Art is one’s perception of reality, it is nothing yet everything. Throughout our everyday lives art constantly surrounds us. Art tells us a story one the artist writes. But, who is an artist? It seems as of lately anyone who has the money or expensive art supplies and school can be an artist. Its much more than that, i believe that an artist is formed as soon as one is able to acknowledge the world around them. Artists see things, feel things, understand things different then anyone else. They find beauty in struggle, and pleasure in observation. A true artist creates from inspiration, not funding. Artists embrace things others might find repulsive or strange. Without a true artists art is not possible. The amazing thing about art is that it puts the viewer into the mind of the artist. Art allows one to see things from another person’s point of view, literally. With out this outlet many of us would not know what to do with ourselves. So, art can not be explained it is felt and understood without words.