Daily Prompt: Art Appreciation

palletteToday’s Daily Prompt is about Art Appreciation and they ask, Do you need to agree with an artist’s lifestyle or politics to appreciate their art? To spend money on it?

Art comes in many forms, whether it be music, literature, painting, or even photography.

To me, if I like something I like it.. whether it be a song, drawing or a photograph that you would love to turn into a canvas wall art piece to hang on your wall.  Each and every one of us have our own views on things, and whilst I might agree with some, there are things that I disapprove of.. but as for boycotting and refusing to buy a piece of music or a painting, the answer has to be I buy things because I like them.. I don’t pay much attention to the antics of the artist or his political views.  

Some pieces of art are in poor taste, and I do find that those artists, tend to want to push the boundaries further and further into the realm of obscenity with each and every exhibit.  But, on saying that, even if it is not to my taste I just boycott the exhibition.  I simply don’t waste my money to go and see these art exhibits.

If I like a song, I like the words and the tune.. it is normally the music that gets me interested and not the artist.  Just because Rihanna struts her stuff in a manner that I may disapprove of, it doesn’t mean to say I will automatically boycott her music.   If I like one of her songs, I buy it.  If I don’t I won’t.

There is only one thing I do boycott and refuse to have on the TV and that is the Grand National… purely because I think it is a cruel race and so many horses have lost their lives purely for what adults class as a sport.

Then I feel like making those who support this cruel race, run around a field, whilst being whipped and made to jump fences that are far too high and too wide.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Prometheus says:

    Some artists don’t have any taste but they might just surprise you sometime. Gauguin’s first exhibition was also boycotted 🙂 Thanx for sharing.


    1. Bren says:

      Very true, there are a lot of artists that only became famous once they passed away.


  2. I should say you are free and fair. I think I like your stand. Many people have contributed soundly, even though they may have had personal flaws.
    Lovely post!


    1. Bren says:

      Thank you, I can’t abide the attitude ‘I don’t like Baked Beanz so you can’t.’ Sometimes I think some people spend so much trying to fit into a collective line of thinking and trying hard so hard to be accepted, that they forget the only person they have to justify anything to is themselves. I think when you are always trying to please others, the person who you are most displeasing is yourself.

      Yes we all have the laws of the land to abide to.. but we are each different and it is that difference between us that makes this world it is today.. It would be a boring place if we were all the same.


      1. So true!
        “Variety”, they say; “is the spice of life”. Every individual is unique and our individual uniqueness make our collective coexistence. Just like we are neither ‘all eyes’ nor ‘all hands’, but are made of different parts, so do humans differ in thoughts, beliefs, preferences and ability.
        We must not force people to do things our way. I admire your objectivity.


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