Your comment was exactly what I was thinking before I got to it. Especially with music. I think of Marilyn Manson as someone whom I think is very creative and intelligent in how he has gained his popularity and works a crowd, but I sure don’t respect him or what he;s done. Most tyrants of history were geniuses.
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I hated 12-tone row (music-speak here). I thought it was insanity and didn’t sound pleasing to the ear. I called it “music”. My professor was aghast that I would insult the 20th century genre with such distaste, and so he said something to me that I will never forget:
“Just because you do not find it pleasing to the ear does not mean it isn’t genius. You don’t have to like it, but you need to learn to respect it.”
After that, I did learn to appreciate 12-tone row. I still don’t like to listen to it, but I now appreciate the genius that it takes to compose something original out of a dire formula.
Art is the same way. Yes, some of it is crap (literally), and we can hate it all we want. But there should still be some appreciation.
[By the way --I have to admit here that I still believe there are some forms of "art". I don't think all art warrants the respect it seeks...]]]>
Bennet Brauer was using the quotes to signify terms that he didn’t believe or didn’t think were as imprtant as other people think they are. That’s what made that sketch so funny. And in its own way, that sketch was art (without quotes).]]>