questioning in order to create (tigriswolf) wrote,
questioning in order to create
tigriswolf

So I’m reading Dewey’s Art as Experience. Dewey says, “A work of art no matter how old and classic is actually, not just potentially, a work of art only when it lives in some individualized experience.”

Query: is art art if no one is there to appreciate it?

Query: does art lose some of its artness when the context of its original creation is gone?

I’m pretty sure he’s arguing no to the first and yes to the second, and I’m really pretty sure I’m not sure that I agree.
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