The man with the yellow violin

I miss the man with the yellow violin. His high notes raised my commuter spirits every morning when it was needed. I was low, and he was an inspiration. Violins usually play on mourning or sadness. They indulge the sympathy of sad story told by real life. The sound touches…

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The space art creates

Art is for the audience. For the audience to enjoy, appreciate and have opinions – freely. In a society where enjoyment, appreciation and opinions are usually for some agenda, art is the only space where it doesn’t matter and for that exact reason, it matters. So much.     Exhibit A: This letter. Oscar Wilde. My…

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Scribblings of success

What can you do well in front of hostile strangers? What do you keep doing even when there is no room for you in that world? There is no drive when it is easy. And it is easy to find fault with your work, but it’s not easy to stand…

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Quotation Curation

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. And a sentimentalist, my dear Darlington, is a man who sees an absurd value in everything, and doesn’t know the market place of any single thing.” – Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan “The…

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What’s the point of art? Part 2

…Culture provides us with the psycho-biological advantage of greater adaptability. But. All human cultures tend towards cultural slowdown and comfortableness. Art is a form of rebellion against this; a necessary antagonism against mainstream cultural mores to ensure our survival when the circumstances change. Hood explains cultural mores can become the…

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What’s the point of art? Part 1

The assumption behind the question “what’s the point of art?” is often utilitarian. There is no inherent worth of art so it must do something to justify itself. While the philosophy itself has its flaws – is everything a means to an end, always? – we must tackle the question…

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