If ART is inspiring, then it appeals to that within me that is the most important of all things to me: my values. The various types of art viz. literature, music, painting, sculpture, dance, architecture, etc. are concrete expressions of abstract epistemological and metaphysical values. A work of art is limited by the nature of man’s senses and unlimited by his sense of life.
If ever there could be a school of art that I would happily subscribe to it would be “romantic realism”; where at the outset one would have embraced a benevolent universe premise to live one’s life. To begin, art then would perceptually be the exact same thing (the style, the theme, the plot, the characterization) though its interpretation would be conceptually different. Why romantic realism? What does it mean? Well, if one values reason, self-esteem, capitalism, ambition, pride, integrity, productivity one would believe that reality is knowable, objective, very concrete and benevolent. To such a man splashes of various colors on a canvas is not art, his rational mind would dump it instantly. It would say to him: most “abstract paintings”, for instance are NOT art; that such artists arbitrarily paint whatever they “feel” and THEN interpret it to the rest of the world; a good case in point, partially, would be Pablo Picasso.