What's the use?
A point of view
I will always remember a sentence which marked me deeply. I was but a teenage kid when the film Dead Poets Society was first screened. Do you remember that scene when Keating, squatting down, gestures his pupils to gather round and, in a quasi secretive tone, tells them about the meaning of poetry:
« We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race... and the human race is filled with passion. »
I couldn’t say it better! And the same goes for paintings, scupltures, etc.
It would be so depressing to live in a purely functional, material, mechanical, consumerist world.
Let’s not delude ourselves. In the classification of living species, we belong to the animal kingdom. Three things, however, set us apart: Our sense of humour, our gratuitous cruelty… and Art which, whatever shape it takes, enables us to sublimate, transcend ourselves.
Art brings an extra dimension to life.