“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” said by renowned artist Pablo Picasso. (“Pablo Picasso Quotes.”) Many people nowadays share this belief. It seems that to the majority, art becomes a kind of purification or salvation. Even though life is full of difficulties, people try to get spiritual solace and relaxation by exposure to art. Thus, plenty of scripts were formed to discuss how people look upon the nature of art. In The Pillowman written by Martin McDonagh, the main character, Katurian creates lots of impressive stories as the only treasure he left after he died. In the movie The Legend of 1900 directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, the leading character “1900” dedicates all his talent and passion to music art within his short life. In this essay, I would like to compare and contrast these two literary works to explode the issues and relationship between art and human life. By surrounding this main purpose, though the two characters use entirely different forms of artistic expression, both their experiences in art and life reveal three meaningful themes that are most art emerges from suffering, everyone has different views on the value of art and art is timeless.…show more content… In The Pillowman written by McDonagh,
The stories written by Katurian are mostly gloomy and full of cruelty because his parents keep torturing his brother Michal for many years to stimulate his inspiration.
E.g. “but they got darker and darker, due to the constant sound of child-torture” (McDonagh,