... and deepening the idea of art not being about the object, allow me to risk a comprehensive (I hope) definition of art. Art is a metaphor within a given social context. As so, it is most relevant in a specific period of time and space of the human cultures (plural). It has, however, the ability to outlive its context and to grow beyond its limits, absorbing and transforming other social contexts. As a metaphor, it is not necessarily about the social context where it is born, but rather about whatever the author feels on... anything. These sentences explain why art is sometimes difficult to understand and also why some objects are universally considered as so. What say you?