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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 42 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

The Value of Art

IS IT WORTH IT?

Things are only worth what you make them worth.” —Molière

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When we talk about determining art’s value, we can be referring to many different things. Judgments can be made about art in general, categories of art, or individual pieces of artwork. Likewise, art can be of value to the world as a whole, to specific groups, or to individuals. Finally, the concept of value can refer to monetary worth or to various, intangible kinds of significance. With so many scenarios of value assessment ...

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