What is art?

Due to my weekly painting lesson, I come into contact with art more often than I used to. My painting teacher tries to inflict us a little with whats going on in the art scene.

Found Ulrich Lamsfuss in on of his books. Googled him and came upon one of his works on the artfacts.net website.

I’m certainly have no clue what compromises as art and what doesn’t. For my taste it’s pretty simple: if a piece of art manages to catch my attention and raises some sort of emotional reaction, then I think it’s good.

This painting makes me speechless.