The word art has many meanings. Art is also something presented with the intent to be art. There are many forms of arts, many outlets of creativity. A product of art is something presented or produced as an artistic effort or for decorative purposes. It may be a result of outbursts.
Visual art is considered to express some measure of skill and imagination. Art involves the conscious use of skill and creative imagination. What is called fine arts - painting, sculpture, or music - is mainly concerned with creating beautiful objects - making striking statements, and further.
Art sometimes requires a fine skill. Decorative elements may or may not be involved.
Art at times implies a personal, unanalysable creative power that manifests.
Craft, by comparison, may focus on expertness in workmanship, which is more technical than pure art is supposed to be.
A seminal moment in this discussion occurred in 1917, when Dada artist Marcel Duchamp submitted a porcelain urinal entitled Fountain to a public exhibition in New York City. Through this act, Duchamp put forth a new definition of what constitutes a work of art: he implied that it is enough for an artist to deem something "art" and put it in a publicly accepted venue. Implicit within this gesture was a challenge to the established art institutions. (EB, "art")
In our days several new media - including video art - challenge traditional definitions of art.
A travesty can be a parody where the style of a work is closely imitated for comic effect or in ridicule. The imitation may be burlesque or grotesque, and incongruous or distorted in style, treatment, or subject matter.