As a debate rages in the Linkedin group Industrial Design, I have a few thoughts of my own.
One assertion claimed that Art has no purpose, but Design has purpose. Well I don’t agree.
Art has purpose
Of course art has a purpose, the purpose is to arouse emotion in the recipient (viewer, listener etc). It is an expression of emotion and of appreciation of something that the artist is communicating with (in most cases) others. At the fringe is the artist who cares nothing about who may experience the work, but that is an extreme. Art is a statement! Here for an example is a statement that is art
(Shameless plug for my artist daughter.)