Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Use of Art

Does all art have to be useful in order for it to be appreciated? Personally, I fail to recognize everyday objects as beautiful, although often times they are.  When you look at your car do you consider it to be a work of art? Not many people do, but when an object, such as your car, is created properly it is considered art, according to Coomaraswamy at least.  I actually find this concept to be accurate because when something is poorly created, it is difficult to enjoy, but when something is created properly, and is useful, we are able to enjoy its existence and as a result, may view it as art.  However, I still question whether or not something should be useful in order for it to be considered art.

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