Thursday, June 28, 2012

What is Art?

Some thoughts, via the Atlantic, from antiquity to today.

From the piece...

Thomas Merton in No Man is an Island:
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Francis Ford Coppola in a recent interview:
An essential element of any art is risk. If you don't take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn't been seen before? I always like to say that cinema without risk is like having no sex and expecting to have a baby. You have to take a risk.

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