This was an answer given by Reinoud Schuijers
“I suppose you’re confusing two things with one another. It’s okay – I think most people make this same mistake, which is why, to date, art is hardly understood by the masses.
The pieces of art you are talking about, such as the paintings by Miró, aren’t meant to be pretty or decorative. They aren’t meant to make someones living room look good. I’ll get back at what they are meant to be later, but in short, they have little to do with (whatever it may be): beauty.
And then there are things that are meant to make your living room look good. A pretty side table. A photograph of some beautiful underwater scene, printed on a huge canvas. A fancy carpet. Stuff like that.
So what’s up with that? Why can you buy a huge, beautifully printed canvas which looks infinitely better than Miró’s painting at, say, 0.000027% of it’s price?