TO BE ART OR NOT TO BE
By its' essence Art is the manifestation of Beauty. A true piece of Art will always emanate Beauty, would it be a painting, a musical score, a dance, a poem… whatever.
Plato defined 4 essential archetypal Values: Truth; Good; Justice and Beauty. Thus, since Beauty is universal - not in its manifestation but in its archetypal nature - it is something that should touch everyone and naturally unite people.
So I wonder... when it does not. When people do not recognizes Beauty, when people isolate themselves in the presence of Art. Is it because we are so deeply imprisoned in our own illusions and fantasies, that we have lost the ability to be touched by Art... or is it because what we call "art" today, is no longer a manifestation of the universal Beauty?
I don't have the answer. I don't believe that there is one particular answer. Sadly, I believe both assertions might be true.
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