Whether intentional or not, meaning is a combination of what an artist communicates, expresses, or conveys in their art to a receiver, and what the receiver infers from the current context. Therefore, any specific artwork is dynamic since the current context may generate different interpretations of meaning. Although a seeming simple concept, meaning actually is a very complex philosophical issue, which raises many unanswered questions.
“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.” – Joseph Campbell