What constitutes art has been debated to death and then some. So let's do it some more! My opinion is this. "Art," whether paint, sculpture, photography, etc., does not have to be beautiful or even pleasing. The MAJOR requirement for me (and I'm speaking from a naive, uninformed, idiosyncratic perspective) must evoke emotion. Further, I think that because art does evoke emotion it's adaptive (helps us in our struggle for survival). More about that later perhaps. What do you think? How is emotion involved in "art?" How is "beauty" involved? What other components must be there?