When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God-made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
Gotta love the simplicity of that statement. Nothing more I can add to that but a hearty “Amen.” I think many artists (and patrons) today should refer to this quote—often. And for the art enthusiast and art novie–this quote can take the guesswork out of what qualifies as art. Love it.