Are Memes Art?

Memes like Art, Is Subjective

Memes are not the first type of art that comes to mind when we consider art compare to famous artworks in museums. However, it can be art as it is a form of self-expression. This is express through not just the words, images, or video but also in the layout such as the position, font, colors, etc. This allows the creator to demonstrate their thoughts and emotions in an easy, yet effective and relatable manner, which is one of the reasons why memes are so popular. Memes take only seconds to read, understand, share, and sometimes have a good laugh. Memes are art in which connects the creator or/and the audience through emotions.

Memes simplistic nature, allows anyone to become a “memer” in promoting one’s creativity. An effort isn’t needed for something to be classified as art. A person who effortlessly creates their work can be art to someone else. This is why art is subjective to the audience or/and the creator.

Therefore, art is in the eye of the beholder, which is why it is a controversial topic. Anything can be art, including memes as long as it evokes an emotion(s). A meme can affect each person differently as one can find it relatable or/and humorous while another doesn’t.  

Check out the Debate on the difference of opinion. Again, I agree with the meme above if it moves YOU it is art.

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