Ideas in the excerpt from Tolstoy’s “What is Art

In this paper, apply the ideas in the excerpt from Tolstoy’s “What is Art?” to the painting “Liberty Leading the People” that we worked with in class. Say whether the visual text is “good art” according to the points Tolstoy makes in his essay, and explain why, based on elements of both the essay and the painting. Remember to avoid generalizations, and anchor your claims in Tolstoy’s ideas as well as specific observations about “Liberty Leading the People.”