Howzat for a Great Debate?
Over in MPSIMS, we have been talking about American Beauty, which I happen to think is truly Great Art. This is because I think it fulfills and exceeds all of the requirements for Great Art: it reveals truth and beauty, simply put.
So it occurs to me to ask, what do the Teeming Millions think art is, and what is it for?
For instance, almost anything that is creative could be called art, but I think there is a difference between technical skill and real art.
Highly Skilled technicians:
Meryl Streep (see artist’s list)
Steven Spielberg (particularly the last few years)
This is just an “off the op of my head” assemblage. Meryl Streep, for instance, is probably the most technically skilled actor in the world, AND she is an artist. But I think that is rare.
This is a non-smoking area. If we see you smoking, we will assume you are on fire and act accordingly.