Wednesday, December 26, 2012

High Art, Low Art — What Is Art?

Art actually is a word that means being able to do something. The kind of art here is I suppose a kind of "low" art in the sense of appealing to the common person. But what is really art is something that appeals to the sense of beauty or quality in people. What commonly goes by the name of art is often not very artful in that sense. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien agreed that myth was about what is true, it expresses a truth that cannot be expressed in any other way. I think art is like that. To be truly art it must express something that rings of truth.

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