Why does art matter?

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  1. stopmeandslapme

    stopmeandslapme Well-Known Member

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    Please answer either of the questions "Why does art matter?" or "Does art matter?".
    Best answer might win a prize.
     
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    pineappleupsidedown Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't ...

    No...

    Answered both
     
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    stopmeandslapme Well-Known Member

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  4. Mick O'Toon

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    ^^^^Palestine
     
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  5. Mind The Duck

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    Art is a corrupt type of international banking.

    Ohh 88million...no problem

    For paper and oil read CHEQUE

    Details to follow
     
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  6. DUNCAN DONUTS

    DUNCAN DONUTS SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR

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    *canvas
     
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  7. GroveRanger

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    Art matters but only to those who choose to embrace it. Art can't be for all and this is the mistake that is often made but as much art should be made available as possible for the obvious benefits it has.

    There is an element of subjectivity in art though and we need to understand that what is art for one isn't art for everyone. For instance it is hard to explain why a pile of bricks is art and as much as some graffiti can look colourful I still think it is vandalism, but each to their own.

    Art isn't just paintings, it can be sculpture, clothing, poetry, music etc. If we are able to lift ourselves out of mundanity and appreciate art it sets us above the beasts which is one of the reasons I cannot accept Islam as they view art as idolatry and music as a sin, as "explained" below;

    Music, though, apparently does not seem harmful, but it makes you lose your emotional balance and you don’t remain in your normal senses. You become addicted and when there is no music or songs and life becomes miserable, most people even suffer bouts of depression without music. It is a sort of superficial spirituality that, like steroids, gives you short relief at the cost of long term headaches. In most cases, if we could only use our common sense without any preconceived ideas, we can discover the truth. As simple as that.
    Songs and music create an illusory situation and you are away from the realities of life as you get a bit intoxicated like a sportsman using drugs to improve his performance for a short time but later on suffering more harm than any good.
     
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    I'm a pretty good piss artist if that helps.

    ftp

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  9. Gambol

    Gambol George Clooney's wee brother

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    Me too. I can hit the toilet bowl from 4ft away <ok>
     
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  10. GroveRanger

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    Despite being an atheist I actually like a lot of religious art. A lot of art derives from our attempts to create images we can easily reference hence ancient civilisations using art as a way of describing everyday activities and beliefs.

    You can see the influence of religious art in the iconography used in Communist Russia and Fascist Germany.

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  11. stopmeandslapme

    stopmeandslapme Well-Known Member

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    I forgot to put: maximum 50 words.
     
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  12. GroveRanger

    GroveRanger Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I should have done a haiku.

    Is art important?
    To the artist this is true
    But not graffiti
     
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  13. Ponders Revisited

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    Art is everywhere, my good man. It enriches all our senses. A life without art is a life without colour, taste, sound etc.

    I adore art.
     
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    rogueleader suave gringo

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    I wish some people would express themselves on General Chat through the artistic medium of mime
     
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