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What has art ever done for us?



What has art ever done for us?

I’ve never seen it but I may as well have, I know all the lines by heart. From endless listening to work colleagues, friends, and acquaintances.

Monty Pythons ‘The life of Brian’

You have to see it! No, no I don’t actually.

That’s not to say I don’t approve, I do.  It’s just I can’t really be bothered.

So to paraphrase that infamous line, excluding the Romans, forgive me purists –

“What has art ever done for us?”

The list goes on, even the occasional aqueduct. I thought once, in my ignorance, it did nothing. So why Art?

Paradoxically, it has nothing to do about the actual art itself.

Try to keep in mind the wisdom of this thought from Robert Henri: “The object isn’t to make art; it’s to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable.”

Its not about the Art, it never was. It’s about how we feel.

That is a feeling we share with others.

Lucky us.

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