Can Art Change the World?

Diversity: hands on a globe

Many artists throughout history have had lofty goals for their art: Lead people to a higher spiritual plane, bring diverse people together, nurture peace. Can art do this? Why? How? [...]

Is It Art or Entertainment?

There used to be Arts sections in all large newspapers. As newspapers get smaller and smaller, arts sections disappear or are folded into sections like Entertainment or Lifestyle. What’s the difference between Art & Entertainment? [...]

Art Lies and Truth

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso. What did he mean by this? [...]

Art vs. The Spirit of Art

Concrete Floor

“Most art museums want to be professional purveyors of art. . . . But I want to capture the spirit of art, which may be more important than art itself.” [...]

Interested or Interesting

©2005 Rona Green, Party Fink. Linocut and watercolor, 33 x 33 centimeters.

In Letters to a Young Artist, Julia Cameron writes: Remember that art is about being interested, not about being interesting. True? [...]

If Everyone is an Artist

If everyone is an artist, where does that leave you? What do you call yourself? How does what you do differ from the “artist” who discovers the cure for an epidemic or the “artist” who maneuvers a brilliant business takeover? [...]

Awareness < Deep Thought Thursday

From the video posted on this art:21 post, artist Robert Irwin says, “The role of art is to, in a sense, bring you to a point where you’re aware.” Discuss. [...]

Finding Meaning < Deep Thought Thursday

How does making art lead to finding meaning? Meaning about . . . ? Meaning in . . . ? How does making art help you build meaningful relationships? [...]

Public sculpture evokes strong emotions on both sides, ignites dialog


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