Who is the Architect?

Aesthetics and Message

Author: Wouter Hagens Creative Commons License

Why do we care about art? Why do we thirst for beauty?

Is it all about aesthetics? Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to worry about the message? That we knew that we could trust something that was beautiful without even looking underneath and seeing what it was?

Yeah, I admit, it would be nice. But there is a problem with that.  At that point, you have to ask yourself, what’s the difference between Art and Aesthetics? Turns out, it’s kind of a big deal.  Certainly preaching it is not art, but neither is an empty gesture.

Because… eventually you get something like this.  Cthulhu has an unfortunate accident with a bouquet of axes, and is subsequently turned into a building by an uncharitable wizard. Maybe Trajan?

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s