Entertainment: Art’s Red-haired Stepchild

To me, this is almost the perfect companion piece to my post earlier today. I do not blog to show off my talents., or blow anyone’s minds with my carefully crafted writing, and certainly not to be an artistic snob… I am here to entertain, and that has as much if not more value than just art itself! Excellent post, Julianne!

Julianne Q Johnson

“There is art and there is entertainment. They are not necessarily synonymous. The human animal would rather watch “fails” on YouTube, than to consider the merits of good story.” -a commenter on another blog, nameless to protect the innocent.

Is it just me, or does the above statement seem pompous and maybe even a little butt-hurt? I imagine that someone in the writer’s life has put their work aside in favor of watching some reality show. I’ve run into the idea that art is far better than entertainment for some time. I worked most of my life in the theatre, and there’s a lot of art talk there. I also spent my life reading and being involved in literature, and boy is there a whole herd of literary folks who value art for art’s sake and wouldn’t pee on entertainment if it were on fire.

Today, we take a break…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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2 Responses to Entertainment: Art’s Red-haired Stepchild

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Thank you. That post was A&E.

  2. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Great post , thank you for sharing it 🙂

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