Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What is art?

I heard an awesome quote on what art is, I know we were having this conversation and I thought that this was pretty good.
"Art is something that exists only for itself, it has no other useful purpose"

Now I'm not saying that art isn't useful but I think this quote makes a lot of sense. Art is made just to be art; to entertain, dazzle, whatever but not necessarily a practical reason.


  1. Of course thinking more about this I think about what is the purpose of people? What is our reason for existence? Is it no real purpose? If so, we are art.

  2. wow. and if our purpose is to dazzle, entertain, and whatever...well that is pretty good. Can I just add that I hope somewhere in there -- and perhaps inherent in dazzling and entertaining -- is that art is about communicating, that somehow art is about connections -- between people and people and things and people and all the feelings and sensations that are in people and people.

  3. I think that's a good addition, yeah.