&quot;Perhaps if art could be defined it wouldn&#39;t be art.&quot; ~ Artopium Mike<br><br>Etymologically speaking the words &quot;art&quot; and &quot;artificial&quot; share a late 14th Century French connection. In this sense, art is something manifest from human consciousness and made by human hands, as opposed to that which is made by nature. The word &quot;artificial&quot; is derived from the Latin word artificialis which means &quot;of or belonging to art,&quot; and from artificium &quot;a work of art, skill, theory or system&quot;. It wasn&#39;t until it was used by the English in the late 16th Century that the meaning of the word changed to include &quot;skill in cunning and trickery&quot;.<br><br>Today, the word &quot;art&quot; can be defined as the capacity to make or accomplish something, particularly something excellent, in a unique way. It can be said that art is the unique capacity of a specialist at accomplishing something, particularly something that is valuable or handy. Art is the capacity to accomplish something that takes ability.<br><br>&quot;There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists.&quot; E.H. Gombrich<br><br>Officially, a list of modern definitions could be:<br><br>1. The making or doing (consequently the terms producer, maker, and artist) by individuals of things that have form and beauty. Figure, painting, engineering, music, writing, verse, dramatization, dance, and movies are a portion of the forms of art.<br><br>2. The genuine sculptures, illustrations, canvases, films made by artists.<br><br>3. Any of specific regions of learning as logic, design, music, and so forth generally plural: arts.<br><br>4. The capacity to make or get things done; aptitude (the art of cooking).<br><br>5. Any art or special knowledge (the art of mending).<br><br>6. A sly or cunning trick; wile (the arts of a fruitful government official).<br>