Art for art’s sake….

“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.”

Ernst Fischer: “The Necessity of Art: A Marxist Approach” 

Still worth a read…

Stranglehold...? John Callaway 2015

Stranglehold…? John Callaway 2015

[Detail from Portsmouth Cathedral South Door]

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One response to “Art for art’s sake….

  • Chris Lawrence (ogre crowbar)

    great photo! and I could not agree more with the sentiments of Herr Fischer. My art is all about decay and the recognition of it as a process. Wabi-Sabi the Japanese concept,”nothing is perfect, nothing is finished and nothing lasts” As this life is not a rehearsal, do what you will …. all the very best cousin …..

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