A recent Facebook post went up, was responded to by some and as I tried to reply with the following it had been taken down. So, as I quote the quote (below) every so often, this would have been my response to the issue of art, “political” records and artistry.
As always, thanks for stopping by! -Glenn
“Agape Lovers, Activists -both/and rather than either/or. So imho, the best single quote I have thus far heard or seen re. artists and artistry, from the now defunct “Tell” Magazine:
‘Great artists have always been at the edge of growing awareness about what was happening in any society. They have been not just entertainers, but poets, painters, agitators, teachers and even prophets. It seems their gift to us is to help us see vividly what is taking place around us; to raise our awareness about social conditions, about our natural surroundings, to call for a response to human beauty and tragedy, to help us get inside the skin of others. Perhaps the greatest moments for artists are when they move us towards justice, mercy and compassion. Maybe then they are fulfilling their real destiny as artists and human beings.” – From Australian Christian magazine “Tell'”