Art is unconstrained creative expression. Opposites of art commonly indicate works that have commercial, academic, political or technical constraints. This is the reason that design or advertising aren't art despite being potentially creative. Likewise, works that bend to impress the audience may be considered entertainment. Other antonyms of art tend to stress that a work is unoriginal, unskilled or that it lacks creative spark. Art doesn't require talent as a small child can create art. Likewise, adults can freely create art as a leisure activity without any in-depth education or experience. However, if you describe your works as fine art -- your works become fair game for criticism. The following are possible opposites of art.
NotesThere is a long history of influential art movements beginning with harsh criticism that accuses the art of not being art. This can originate with either art critics or the public but usually not both -- where the art goes on to change the art world. Historically, this is so common that people may feel that such criticism is a sign of brilliance. This thinking suffers from survivorship bias -- hundreds of works that were criticized as non-art were later recognized as brilliant. However, millions of works that were criticized similarly may have been actually awful.The term anti-art refers to a specific type of art that is, perhaps ironically, embraced as fine art.
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