This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while now
What is the practical purpose of art?
Why have we evolved(or created) to have a skill that’s technically not very useful for survival
How does my, or anyone else in this forum’s skill, help anyone in the real world in any significant way
Sure looking at amazing works of art like this might inspire me and give me some goosebumps
but can the same be said about the average Joe?
Especially when the world always seems to favor functionality over how good something looks(see any piece of modern architecture and compare it to old architecture, that’ll clue you in)
I’ve heard the argument that it’s a way to express one’s self but…
How does this amazing render of anAK 47 express the authors feelings?
Is that not art?
I’ve also heard the argument that it’s a way to communicate something to a load of people from different cultures
This one makes more sense to me but my last retort still applies
For now what makes the most sense to me is the “preservation of culture” argument
I mean we would have not known anything about say… the Pharaohs if they didn’t decorate their architecture, paint their walls in very specific ways.
But that isn’t as important as engineering,agriculture and defense? Is it now?
so what do you guys think? am I missing something?