Prepackaged or Fresh?

How do you tell if what you’re looking at is any good?  The answer to this question is as complicated as you want to make it,  but I think a pretty good answer can be found by asking yourself two questions:

  1. Does the art move me?
  2. Is it prepackaged or fresh?

Let’s try it with these two paintings:

Thomas Kincade, Blessings of Christmas
Francis Bacon, Figure with Meat, 1954