Dingo the Dissident

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Friday 12 January 2024

Comparative Economic Æsthetics

(a new discipline)

In terms of input of effort and expense
versus output of pleasure and excellence,
cinema is by far the worst performer.
It costs millions and vast amounts of physical effort
to produce a bad film that leaves very little mark.

By far the best performer is painting,
which, especially if you are like van Gogh,
can be produced at a tiny cost in an afternoon
and give pleasure (in inexpensive mass-reproduction)
to millions over decades.

It is not so much The Seventh Art
as a supreme form of anti-art.

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