art vs craft

I guess my biggest question when watching the video was who cares. Why does a person doing anything care if people classify it as art or craft? And why is craft suppose to be somewhat demeaning? I’m not sure there will ever be an exact formula for what art is or isn’t, but I’m just not sure why is matters. Most people, including myself, couldn’t tell you what social, political, or emotional statement any piece of “art” is trying to make anyway. So if we look at it that way, to the novice, how is a beautiful abstract painting by a world famous artist any different than a mural of kids playing painted on the side of a middle school? Or how is fifty foot metal sculpture any different from a unique design for a building.      


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