30 April 2016
Today’s prompt: Art appreciation! Do you need to agree with an artist’s lifestyle or politics to appreciate their art? To spend money on it?
When it comes to art, I don’t generally concern myself with the artist’s lifestyle or politics. I’m not buying the art because I agree with whatever that artist believes in their personal life. For the most part, I’ll buy a piece of art simply because the art itself speaks to me. Also, I don’t always know the artist whose work I am admiring.
However, there are exceptions to pretty much every rule. I probably wouldn’t buy art if it was created by someone who I absolutely detested, like say, a dictator who murders innocent people. I think if the artist was a truly terrible person who did horrible things in history or even today, I wouldn’t want to spend money and support their beliefs.