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coloneldax
01-22-2010, 04:49 AM
How did different artists (painters, musicians) (especially guys like Mozart, Picasso, etc..) feel about the idea of "Art for art's sake" (similar to what Edgar Allen Poe says here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_for_art's_sake#History)

Here is how I feel:
Art does not exist to serve a higher purpose. It is the higher purpose.

How do you feel?

(not sure what the approp. post for this topic is, so I thought I'd post it here)

Silver King
01-22-2010, 05:41 AM
If art didn't exist, in all its forms and scope, the world we would have created would be the drabbest, most meaningless place in the known universe.

semilargeintestine
01-22-2010, 06:35 AM
I voted other. It's both. Art doesn't exist to serve a higher purpose, but it can be used for that, just like just about everything else.

coloneldax
01-22-2010, 06:38 AM
If art didn't exist, in all its forms and scope, the world we would have created would be the drabbest, most meaningless place in the known universe.

10-4

coloneldax
01-22-2010, 06:50 AM
I voted other. It's both. Art doesn't exist to serve a higher purpose, but it can be used for that, just like just about everything else.

interesting way of looking at it.
let's not define art narrowly - art is infinite

coloneldax
01-22-2010, 06:50 AM
If art didn't exist, in all its forms and scope, the world we would have created would be the drabbest, most meaningless place in the known universe.

you're right - art is the reason for being

semilargeintestine
01-22-2010, 06:53 AM
interesting way of looking at it.
let's not define art narrowly - art is infinite

What does that even mean?

Silver King
01-22-2010, 06:56 AM
you're right - art is the reason for being
That. And the chance to procreate!

coloneldax
01-22-2010, 07:01 AM
That. And the chance to procreate!

yah! ;-)

coloneldax
01-22-2010, 07:03 AM
What does that even mean?


it could mean anything
from Seneca to South Park to Shakepseare
from Mozart to Elvis to Bruce Springsteen

anything that you love, that touches you, anything good, or whatever..

kayleamay
01-22-2010, 07:32 AM
That. And the chance to procreate!


You forgot beer.

I've always seen art as a form a communication. It's a way of closing the divide between the people that we are and the people we are perceived as. Did that make any sense at all?

coloneldax
01-22-2010, 07:33 AM
You forgot beer.

I've always seen art as a form a communication. It's a way of closing the divide between the people that we are and the people we are perceived as. Did that make any sense at all?

yah makes sense

aadams73
01-22-2010, 01:53 PM
I think it serves a multi-purpose. It's there to be aesthetically pleasing as well as entertain and provoke emotion and thought. It's subjective, so we can't help but filter it through ourselves.

I like art that makes me want to climb inside and explore the world beyond the frame, be it a painting or a book.

quickWit
01-22-2010, 05:26 PM
If art didn't exist, in all its forms and scope, the world we would have created would be the drabbest, most meaningless place in the known universe.

I thought that was Nebraska?

brainstorm77
03-05-2011, 03:01 AM
I thought that was Nebraska?
:tongue