I find that statement to be pure BUNK. Anything captured from the heart is ARTISTIC! Even if it's a technical shot. It dosent matter how you approach the photo it's all in the final result. Beauty is held in our eyes not in technical JARGON.An artistic approach would (or at least could) move away from any or all of these and aim to communicate emotion rather than fact.
A beautiful insect is just as ARTISTIC as a abstract of some sort. Whatever is pleasing to ones eye is ARTISTIC.
Art is as we see it as individuals. You cant define artistic. What may seem artistic to you may be junk to another.
I find this entire thread nonsense.