Definition of "art":
" n. - something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings"
Definition of "artifice":
ar·ti·fice - ˈärdəfəs - noun - clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others. outright fakery
synonyms - trickery, deceit, deception, duplicity, guile, chicanery
Example of art
Salvator Mundi, The Savior of the World, by Leonardo da Vinci
Sold for $450 million - real art, by a talented artist
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Example of artifice
Leda and the Swan by Cy Twombly, sold at Christie's Auction for $52,887,500
You have to see the dreck to believe it. Here is what the breathless savants of "art" said about the colorful scribbles:
"An exciting mixture of sex and violence."