A Apology Of A Heartfelt Apology Essay

748 Words May 7th, 2015 3 Pages
I am going to begin this essay with a heartfelt apology. I wanted to get this out of the way because this is going to be a very opinionated essay, comparable to that found within the last two pages of the online reading Art Without Boundaries. Unlike the aforementioned reading, I do not believe art has cultural boundaries. Neither in the past and especially not in today’s multi-culturally embracing society. There used to be an understanding that (good) art transcends all boundaries. Up until I read the last online chapter, I was under the assumption that art should seek to be aesthetically pleasing to the observer. I am neither from the Chinese culture nor am I a florist, but I appreciate the porcelains that the Chinese were able to create during the eras studied in this course. I am also of the opinion that ‘good’ art requires that the artist possess some degree of skill. As I am writing this I am listening to an entire album of traditional didgeridoo music. To play this instrument, there has to be some skill involved in rotational breathing while manipulating the vibrations of your mouth. I guess contemporary art critics do not agree with these notions of the art we observed? I am of the firm opinion that they do not. For some inexplicable reason, art connoisseurs began propagating sophisticated nonsense about the art they observed. I am guessing to appear more cultured than the average Joe. Given the fact that people love to follow, this ridiculous practice…

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