What is the use of art?

1 juillet 2020

If we were to rely on what Oscar Wilde says, art is “useless” and only find the rationale of being admired. The author endows artists with a great duty: the one of creating artwork, which is worthy enough to be admired, to put it in other words, beautiful or meaningful enough to trigger reflection and soul searching, within the viewer. This isn’t an easy task!

“Art is what makes life more interesting than art”

“Art is what makes life more interesting than art”, as the artist Robert Filliou tells us. This little sentence, which is a tad mysterious, confirms one key element: any life without art, isn’t worth living. Without art, life has no flavor, no life. It only offers key rhythm for sure, but a monotonous one: work, eat and sleep. Moreover, art without life isn’t worth anything: artists need to draw on everyday life, their observations, readings, joys and their sufferings, in order to create works, which are within reach for all of us.

Art is of no use and this is why it’s essential: because every human being needs the superfluous, beauty, aesthetic pleasures, to overcome their mundane grind and achieve some exaltation, while helps survive through painting, sculpture or a drawing. This wonderful aspect is created by sensitive artists-who let’s not forget, also need to keep themselves alive…This is why, it’s important to buy works of living artists!

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