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coloneldax

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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