Sunday, October 24, 2021

Overheard at Table 2: Epigram on Art

2. Mountain and the Thrush

    The Mountain is not art.

    A painting of the Mountain is art.

    The Thrush is not art.

        The flute that mimics the sound of the Thrush is art.

            Art is short for artifice.

    However, art is more than mere mimicry.

    To put colors and shapes of the Mountain to canvas is mimicry.

    To imitate the sound of the Thrush with the flute is mimicry.

    Such mimicry is merely craft.

    Craft is essential in the creation of art.

            Yet, art is more than the craft.

    Do you know what makes art more than the craft?


    You looking and you listening.

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