The Purpose of Art

Close up of Artisanal Bread
Art – There To Confuse You

It seems that everyone has their own thoughts on the purpose of art. Wikipedia opines that “The purpose of works of art may be to communicate ideas, such as in politically, spiritually, or philosophically motivated art. It may also be to create a sense of beauty, to explore the nature of perception, for pleasure, or to generate strong emotions. The purpose may also be seemingly nonexistent.

I suppose all of that may be true, but I would venture that art may also create confusion.
Let me tell you why.
I was in a “Checkers” store the other day and spotted a range of breads in racks, behind the normal bakery counter. Pointing to the breads on the top rack I asked the lady working in the bakery if the breads were freshly baked.
“No Sir” .
“Are they yesterday’s bread?”
“No Sir, they are art breads. “
“You mean artisanal breads?”
“No sir, they are art breads. Made of plastic. Look nice – but you can’t eat them”

Q.E.D. Art is confusing.

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Art – There To Confuse You

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