Living in a certain place and time,
we tend to think
within a certain set of values
and act upon them
as if they are universal.
And we use our critical skills
to judge 'everything'.
It is a set of values
that is the sum
of the whole society,
and living by its rules
is more or less
part of the game.
The game of a society
that keeps a certain balance
between individual desire
and the common good.
But that does not mean
those values are universal.
That they apply everywhere.
And in all times.
That just means
they are good
in a certain context.
The context of that specific society.
In that specific time in history.
Art is also criticized
in the spirit of that age.
But one of the characteristics of art is,
that it is a search for new patterns
that fit in a greater whole,
which go beyond the context
of that specific society
in that specific time.
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Art and the Context of Society

  1. 1. Living in a certain place and time,
  2. 2. we tend to think
  3. 3. within a certain set of values
  4. 4. and act upon them
  5. 5. as if they are universal.
  6. 6. And we use our critical skills
  7. 7. to judge 'everything'.
  8. 8. It is a set of values
  9. 9. that is the sum
  10. 10. of the whole society,
  11. 11. and living by its rules
  12. 12. is more or less
  13. 13. part of the game.
  14. 14. The game of a society
  15. 15. that keeps a certain balance
  16. 16. between individual desire
  17. 17. and the common good.
  18. 18. But that does not mean
  19. 19. those values are universal.
  20. 20. That they apply everywhere.
  21. 21. And in all times.
  22. 22. That just means
  23. 23. they are good
  24. 24. in a certain context.
  25. 25. The context of that specific society.
  26. 26. In that specific time in history.
  27. 27. Art is also criticized
  28. 28. in the spirit of that age.
  29. 29. But one of the characteristics of art is,
  30. 30. that it is a search for new patterns
  31. 31. that fit in a greater whole,
  32. 32. which go beyond the context
  33. 33. of that specific society
  34. 34. in that specific time.
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