What is “Art”? It’s widely accepted that art serves an important function in society. But the concept falls under such an absurdly large umbrella and can manifest in so many different ways. Art can be self indulgent, goofy, serious, altruistic, evil, or expressive, or any number of other things. But how can it truly make lasting, positive change? In Why Art?, acclaimed graphic novelist Eleanor Davis (How To Be Happy) unpacks some of these concepts in ways both critical and positive, in an attempt to illuminate the highest possible potential an artwork might hope to achieve. A work of art unto itself, Davis leavens her exploration with a sense of humor and a thirst for challenging preconceptions of art worth of Magritte, instantly drawing the reader in as a willing accomplice in her quest.
Why Art? Review
- January 1, 1970AndreaRead this. Read this now. It's about what making art means, it's why it matters. My god, this book cracked open my heart like an egg.
- January 1, 1970RaineyYet another incredible book from Eleanor Davis.
- January 1, 1970Sarah Kennedyholy and pure and scary and truethis book will sleep in my bed with me for the next few weekspure pure magic again from Eleanor
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