This is why we need art — not only because art can address the problems politics can’t, such as problems of the soul…but also because art, in a real way, strips away the material to reveal the real.
If [Ray] Bradbury’s ghost could come back on his century, he would likely say the best and greatest gift we could give him would be to stuff ourselves with ideas and metaphors to fuel our imaginations in order to create. In that way, he would say, we could really be alive. – Nathan Stone
Read more about the legendary author Ray Bradbury here.
Let’s leave writing for a moment and head into the visual arts. Is whether or not a piece of art “good” or “amazing” purely subjective? To a point, perhaps, but particularly in visual and musical arts, there is a clear objective component in their quality. This shouldn’t be surprising: Music is rooted in acoustical physics, art in geometry and the physics of light and color.
How can art be objectively measured? Artist Robert Florczak explains in this entertaining video. What do you think, art or rubbish?