What is it that makes some human artifacts art (for example, a painting or a piece of music), while others (for example, the mass-produced classroom chair you are sitting in) are not art?

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What is it that makes some human artifacts art (for example, a painting or a piece of music), while others (for example, the mass-produced classroom chair you are sitting in) are not art?

Is a copy of a great painting itself a work of art?

In what sense is art an imitation of reality?

Does the appreciation of beauty make us better (more moral) human beings?

What is your (personally) favorite work of art? How would you describe your relationship with it?

What is it that makes some human artifacts art (for example, a painting or a piece of music), while others (for example, the mass-produced classroom chair you are sitting in) are not art?