Art and Entertainment

1099 WordsMay 30, 20125 Pages
Art and entertainment The discussion what is art and what is entertainment has become quite common. Another relating topic is – do artists entertain, or do entertainers create art? The most common answer to these questions is, yes. Artists certainly create art, but art is also done for entertainment, and everything that was created by entertainers has a certain degree of artistic merit. If we go to a museum, we will see wonderful paintings and sculptures which are certainly more artistic than graffiti on the walls in the street. In a museum, we expect that we will be exposed to a certain level of art, and at the same tame, we will experience a certain level of entertainment. Whether something is artistic or not, simply…show more content…
If entertainment is boring, it is a waste of money to see it, if the art is boring, maybe you should see it again, discuss it, or read more about it. From the arguments above, we can conclude that art is superior. But what can be called art? From many definitions we can assume that art is an aesthetically pleasing and meaningful arrangement of words, sounds, colors, and shapes. It could be amended by “for those who are willing to rise to it, for all gender, races, sexes, religions, at any time, and at any place. Sometimes it does not reach an audience until decades or even centuries later. Art is about expressing one’s personal inner state or vision of the world. The thrill of art is in making new connections and discovering new corners of yourself. Art also often tends to be “less is more“. Art that tries to be art is usually bad art. Art outlives us as well as its creator. And it shall be like this because people come and go, as do trends and theories about art, but art lives forever. After dealing with art, we should now try to define entertainment. Oscar Wilde said: “Yes, the public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives you everything except genius.” It could mean that we are not able to recognize real genius art, and also that we are able to admire absolute garbage. What is entertaining is as subjective as the previous concept of what art is. Perhaps, entertainment is something that takes us
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