What’s the difference between bad art, good art, and great art?

Here’s my theory.


Bad art.

Bad art is simply produced by an artist who is learning. That’s what failure is. And it fails because the artist didn’t have enough discipline, preparation, focus, or inherent talent. It fails because it’s a first experiment, a shaky start, the artist wasn’t sure about it, and it’s the only way to find out how to improve. The artist simply hasn’t learned, from experience, about what feels best (for them).

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