Art and the Masses

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The greatness and the beauty of art need not be vindicated by a mass fan base for it.Most of the critically acclaimed piece of art aren't like by the masses.

As Oscar Wilde said,"Everything popular is wrong".Though I do not resonate with that quote entirely,I surely believe that you need not have a mass appeal to be classified as an artistic beauty. .For example,the critically acclaimed film,'Memento' did not rope in good box office collection .But once critics and patrons of artistic cinema profoundly appreciated this film in the media,there was a good increase in the home video sales.Masses are easily influenced by mouth talk.

There are plenty other films which truly move our soul upon watching but fail miserably at the box office .That's because majority of the masses view art as a business. As a source of entertainment.Sure,entertainment can be subjective.But for the majority of them,it's just sheer prosaic films with action set pieces or laughter riot.

Art is subjective.my friends and I do not enjoy watching classic European paintings of the 60's and 70's.But my father finds it thoroughly entertaining.The way all 5 fingers aren't the same,every art piece cannot be appreciated by everybody.That does not make it unworthy of greatness.At the same time,art pieces with universal mass appeal need not be the greatest work of art.

Another observation of mine is that,unless you adore the profession or yourself are into work,one cannot judge the artistic quality.For an aspiring filmmaker like myself, watching Art films like 'Tree of life' or 'Ship of Theseus' feels amazing.But ,will my friends want to spend a considerable amount of money and time on art flicks or a medieval age museum? They'd rather spend the money on a action packed 3-d movie.
They actually have a pretty solid reason themselves. When you know it's not going to entertain you,why to…...

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