Allow me to resuscitate art for a moment (as if it needs it).
Art is not simply entertainment. It’s not simply art. It’s not simply escapism. And it is certainly not simply a drug.
Art is found abundantly in most expressions of humanity, including the traditional forms of drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and dance, but also in literature, industrial design, architecture, film, interior design, graphic design, puppetry, music, singing, drama/theatre, animation, poetry, woodworking, weaving, vocal performance, interactive media, calligraphy, printmaking, pottery, sound, and technology.
Without art, most of what we know in our world today would not exist. [Read more…]