Art & Artistpondělí, října 31, 2011
Art, the maximum expression of an introspective view of outer world. Sounds like a contradiction itself, but Oscar was right: we do art for ...
Art, the maximum expression of an introspective view of outer world. Sounds like a contradiction itself, but Oscar was right: we do art for ourselves. There is no point of making art for others, because the diversity wouldn't let you reach your goal of transmit a though, feeling or an impression. It's just simply impossible. The art should be created for ourselves to put in it, the purest drop of our soul, the clearest dream of ours, so others can experience it more intensely even if they see it with other eyes.
It's not being selfish, on the contrary, trying to please everyone would make it generic, non distinguished; because art's joy doesn't come from the pleasing intention, it's more about making you impressively empathetic. So is not the duty of the artist to make people aware of the beauty of his work, is people's willingness to feel pleasure, who must educate their minds to be able to have a mind-blowing experience. So is art useless? I don't think so Mr. Wilde. Think who would you be if it was so useless, that you didn't bother to get into.