What do you feel is the most important aspect of a work of art?
Is it aesthetics, the idea, the message, the modality, the artist?
I believe that it honestly depends on the work of art, at least in my opinion. With every piece of art, there is a different intention, and sometimes a piece of art is created in reference to a particular aspect, such as a study of shading. You can’t compare a work of art that’s a study of shadows and light to another work of art that’s cryptic in meaning and requires a deep analysis—they’re on two completely different planes of thought, and were created for different intentions. However, that doesn’t increase or decrease the value of the work of art as a whole.
Where do you stand on this issue?