Yesterday and today in the afternoon, I followed a bunch of crazy and interesting people showcasing avant garde art. Today at the Wyman park near my place, one of the performers was ready to talk to anybody about anything for free. And I ended up talking to him for roughly two hours. A very nice thing he did was to define art: 'Something which I put a frame on'
Eg. A man sleeping, is surely not art, but a man videotaped sleeping is a masterpiece by Warhol. Or in a more conventional way, a sunrise behind the mountains may not be art, but its imprint on the canvas is. The act of framing as can be seen above is subjective to the art form. The definition retains the essential vagueness which is necessary for it is a compact one.