in the arsehole of diogenes

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Saturday, 22 February 2014

'Art' is a by-product

of conflict.
So, come to think of it,
is war.

3 comments:

Srikant said...

'Art' is a by-product
of conflict.

Really?

How?!

Bearz said...

The conflict is inside the creator of the art, the restlessness of the artist. Many an artist changes forms of creativity, commonly musicians now paint e.g. Captain Beefheart, and Ron Wood. Actors paint too, e.g. Sylvester Stallone, Tony Curtis and Kirk Douglas. Steve Martin is at least as much musician now as he was an actor. Merely changing medium is proof of restlessness which is proof of conflict. Not that I am putting value judgements on conflict here.

auban said...

Well, what is considered 'Great Art' generally follows periods of strife, anarchy, and so on. It tends to be art subsidised and encouraged by the Top Dogs.

Hellenic art is a very good example, likewise Romanesque art, following the widespread banditry of the 10th century. The great Netherlandish masters arose out of periods of instability in the Low Countries.

The Italian 'Renaissance' followed the period of the Condottieri, and the dominance of French art in the 19th and early 20th century followed a whole series of revolutions. The blossoming of German Expressionism followed the Danish-Prussian and Franco-Prussian wars and also the First World War.