Tuesday, 9 March 2010

WHAT IS ART?

A parting of knowledge found.

An idea gently shared with others.

A secret told to all who would listen.

A love that touches the souls of others.

A confidence in ourselves and all that we are.

A question raised and a question answered.

A giving away of ourself.

Our way of giving to others.

A value placed on our thoughts.

A puzzle struggled with and a problem solved.

Anything less would be prostitution.

Art is an exclusive Club; Union; Association; Society; Guild; Alliance, Fellowship.

Art is diminished, reduced, lessened, cheapened, undervalued, devalued and brought down.

DEAD.

This poem is far from over. Over to you....

7 comments:

African Artists said...

Sing a song on this space. Sing your song today. Hi, Royal Tunbridge Wells Library. Sing along with this poem. Bring your best songs and sing, sing along. Have you say today! Say what you like and say what you want but remember we are creating the perfect poem here so sing a song worthy of the title, What is Art?

Anonymous said...

Hear, here!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Jensen ask George Afedzi Hughes.....
What do you believe is the primary function of art, as you know it and how you go about creating it?

Anonymous said...

George Afedzi Hughes responses to Elizabeth Jensen and says,

'The function of art is numerous depending on the artist, the art object, the genre, the culture and the context. Sometimes art creates beauty other times it makes a statement, which might not necessarily be beautiful, but significant. Art creates meaning that edifies the viewer. Art is also an instrument to explore human creativity without recourse to functionality.'

African Artists said...

Kisito Assangni spoke yesterday and said:

"ART IS LOVE! LOVE IS ART!ART IS LOVE! LOVE IS ART!ART IS LOVE! LOVE IS ART!ART IS LOVE! LOVE IS ART!ART IS LOVE! LOVE IS ART!"

stef france said...

The art is a prostitute who is sold who takes himself
Which gets lost in the wind of the narrow galleries
In the brain of soaked customers
Of illusions of a fragmented future

Stéphane & Mona

stepchildhiyme said...

written with a wish and care.
thank you..
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