What is professional art and how to recognize it? Are there clear criteria in such a subjective area as art? Many professional artists died unrecognized, but their works became great centuries later; and, on the contrary, others gained recognition in their lifetime but became unknown after their death.
What is included in the concept of professional art? Artist skills, the cultural and historical value of the work, the impression produced on the viewer? Clearly, art should be viewed holistically, considering all components.