Friday, June 27, 2008

Poetry Friday: The Word is ART

It's Poetry Friday, and the Word of the Day is ART. Feel free to explore ART in your blog post today, in whatever variation chucks you under the chin and calls you "sweetie"...what is art?...make some some art...dis art...make us understand it.

I've been trying to come up with a Readers Digest Condensed Version of what ART is...and this is the best I can do: Art is what gets us out of our heads.

Art can be lowbrow and crass...a dirty limerick, a bad pun, a stick figure doing strange things to other stick figures.

Art can be highbrow...New Yorker comics, the opera, dance, art films.

Art can be accessible.
Art can be hard to find.
Art can make us think, make us

Art takes us out of ourselves, out of our lives, and lets us see another life...another view...another perspective. Even if we don't agree with it.

Art is beautiful and disgusting.

Art is life.



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