What makes an art piece art?
Who judges what makes an art piece a work of art? Is it the viewer, the artist, or another artist?
It's always the viewer (or hearer, or taster, or. . .?) Artists are just viewers with an inside edge. Despite all attempts to codify and define, art remains the thing that you point at when you say "Art"--at bottom a social activity, not a product.
A critic--they weren't mentioned in your question, but in the past they have at times been granted considerable authority to way what is, or is not, art--is a viewer who is good at communicating a certain perspective on art, one who can persuade others to see artworks in a certain way. If that 'way' adds to someone's appreciation of the work, if it makes their experience richer or deeper in some way, then we may say they are a good critic.
But what they do is not fundamentally different than any other viewer--they must experience, then react with imagination and sensitivity, allowing their world to be changed in the process. It's really that activity in which the art is 'made.'
I agree with Doc snow. Like beauty, art is in the eye of the beholder. What I would consider a masterpiece some one else might call it junk and vice-versa. That in my opinion is the beauty of art.
Anyone can judge whether they consider a piece of work art, it's very subjective. However it takes the passage of time for a piece of work to be considered a masterpiece.
Art is 100% subjective. What makes art art is that someone thinks it's art or calls it such.
It is art if it resonates through your being, gives you goosebumps, and/or draws your eyes and attention as though it will never let you go. Whether it is the artist or another observer who experiences this sort of soul-resounding and resonating response, it is a sure sign that something is actually art. If a person thinks something is art, then it is art to them. Another person may not be so moved, and therefore may not consider the same piece to be art. I've toured some of the most famous, well-"stocked" museums of the world, and no matter the size or location, I consider the museum to be excellent if I get even close to the soul-moving experience for which most of us probably seek when viewing art exhibits.
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