Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Argument on *art*

...despite being fuelled for the past three days on cold-pills, hot water with lemon & honey and copious amounts of homemade chicken soup, I did crawl off my sofa long enough to read a few blogs and ended up jumping into this discussion on the idea of writing as art.

Sure, my opinion of art is a little cynical, but hey, you try sitting through several Philosophy classes on the nature of beauty/art, then hop into a few classes analyzing the greatest masterpieces and reading the art critic reviews written at the time of their creation (yup, art critics existed way back in Caravaggio's day), and let me know if you'd be any less cynical...

Anyways, it's an interesting discussion and I'd love to hear all your opinions, either here or on the original discussion as I'm very interested in it and will be popping back to see how it progresses.

I will probably also write a post on this subject sometime in the near future as it is a subject near-and-dear to my heart.

<cough, cough> time for more soup. Thankfully I have my voice back today, though it sounds like I've got a frog lodged in my throat, so my voice keep alternating between croaky and cracking like that of a 13 year old boy.

Sexy image, I know...


  1. Hey I've awarded you the Versatile Blog Award and the One Lovely Blog award! Come stop by and pick them up at

    If you've already gotten one or the other (or both) then just ignore me :)

  2. Good to see you still interacting with the land of the living...well, the digital living at least. Keep working at getting better :-)

  3. I hope you're feeling better soon! And I'm off to create some art/writing today, so I'll leave the debate for another time. ;)

  4. Thank you, Jess!

    ...sorry, I've been a little lax in replying to comments :)

    Thanks Angela & Susan... today's the first day I've got an 80% clear head ;) I hate colds more than anything...


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