Art Beauty And Evil

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Beauty and Evil
How a Piece of Art Can Be Both And Why We Should Embrace That
Introduction
For as long as humankind has been around, humans have created and been engrossed with artwork. Art, whether in the form of music, paintings, movies, etc., can have multiple functions, including telling a story, providing a moral lesson, engaging our emotions, or just being entertainment. In a world as diverse and imperfect as ours is, an artist’s intentions and morals can be controversial and viewed negatively depending on the place and time in which his or her artwork is viewed. While all art has a place in society, not all art is equal in quality and morality, but those are not interchangeable terms; morality corrupt art can be beautiful and morally upstanding art can be of lesser quality. In this paper, I argue that a work of art can be both beautiful and evil at the same time, and that a piece of evil art can be just as important to society as a piece of wholesome art.
The Exposition Controversial pieces of art are nothing new; artists express their opinions and beliefs in their work, and those who see the artist’s views as problematic speak out against it. Art encourages debate, and debates can be angry and emotion-driven. But when a piece of art is created that is almost universality looked upon as having corrupt morals, the debate tends to switch “I disagree with what this art portrays” to, “this work of art should not be allowed in society, regardless of its quality.”
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