RARA-AVIS: Re: Art and Morality

From: al_guthrie65 ( allan@allanguthrie.co.uk)
Date: 24 Feb 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Michael Robison
<miker_zspider@...> wrote:
> There are three basic questions being batted around.
> First, can art be moral or immoral?

Nope. It can undoubtedly be perceived as such by the reader, though. Morality, much like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

> Second, if art
> can be moral, is there an artistic imperative to make
> it so?

Nope, but that doesn't stop a writer exploring complex moral issues.

> Third, is morality a required theme in art?

Nope. If someone wants to write a love story that doesn't involve a sheep and a blowtorch, that's up to them.


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