Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Discussion at Scoutie Girl

Tara over at Scoutie Girl has an interesting discussion today about whether art is a luxury. Go take a look at some of the responses - mine is below.

I absolutely think art is a luxury. Just like good food, traveling, going to the movies, and reading good books are luxuries. Humans just need stories, and colors, and new experiences, in my opinion. We can't help ourselves. I don't think there's a single culture on Earth that only eats food to survive and doesn't try to make it taste good, too. Or makes objects without in some way decorating them or making them interesting to look at in some way when possible. To me, luxury is what you make of it and it doesn't necessarily mean expensive.

3 comments:

Kristen said...

Great post! I agree, art is a luxury, but so are all the best things in life, like good food and good books.

I had never really thought about whether art is a luxury or not. Somehow I think I have put it up on a higher pedestal than other luxuries that I consider more common, but this discussion has challenged my thinking about it.

-Kristen

June rhymes with moon said...

Thanks, Kristen! I think a lot of people are intimidated by art for whatever reason and they've sort of convinced everyone else that it's not just a luxury (in the good sense) but that's it's wasteful. A lot of luxuries get this treatment but art seems to get hit especially hard.

gretchenmist said...

totally agree with you.
i've always made my own art as i've never been able to afford to buy art ~ until etsy!
the pieces i have around me are very precious and luxurious to me :)