What Is High Art?

High art is a concept used by societies to describe art that is created by a culturally renowned artist and is not accessible to lower classes. Classifying art is subjective, so what one group considers high art may be considered low art by another.

Works that are categorized as high art are pieces like the “Mona Lisa,” the sculpture of David or the Sistine Chapel. Alternatively, pop, rap or rock music can be categorized as low art because they are available to both the lower and upper classes. The boundaries between high and low art are created through supply and demand and socioeconomic bias.