These interests may be overriding, and spawn products masquerading as art. Then it’s as much as discerning observers to spot any Fads, Fakes and Fantasies . The various visible arts exist within a continuum that ranges from purely aesthetic functions at one finish to purely utilitarian functions at the other. Such a polarity of purpose is mirrored in the generally used terms artist and artisan, the latter understood as one who gives appreciable consideration to the utilitarian.
- Its restrictive interpretation is “socially unhealthy, philosophically unreal, and politically unwise”.
- Transitioning from graffiti artist on the streets to celebrity gallery darling in only a few quick years, Jean-Michel Basquiat is among the most celebrated fashionable artists.
- In this sense, Art, as creativity, is one thing people must do by their very nature (i.e., no different species creates art), and is due to this fact beyond utility.
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