Art is a diverse range of human activities in producing visual, auditory or performing artifacts ( artworks ), expressing the author’s imaginative or technical talent, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional energy. It cleared the philosophical air to recognize that since anesthetic art could exist, art is philosophically independent of aesthetics. In my initially book on the philosophy of art I believed that works of art are about something, and I decided that performs of art accordingly have which means. For Danto, the point is the essence, that unseen embodiment, that spirit of what art is. His point is the exact same no matter which art object we speak of. Reflecting on your comments, I would be prepared to say that art that hurts or injures us is not art.