Art is not 'Art' because it is beautiful, it is 'beautiful' because it is a highly organized human activity resulting in a conceptually complete product, or even a conceptually complete idea, like any other highly organized human activity: mathematics, music, mechanics, dance, language, writing, and on and on.
Art is interesting, compelling, and conflicted, to us, because, like the execution of all of our memory-based skills, the experience of 'Art' can be shared, partially, at least, with others who do not have similar exposure to making the 'work' at hand: That is, the 'work' being the singular, individual, experience generating the 'Art'.
When exposed, then, 'Art' is a profound way of sharing, denying or defying, a personal interpretation of 'experience' with others ... in other words, a language.
No pun intended.
R H Nigl