Art for Art’s Sake?

On Thursday, we read an argument that Art should do more than be aesthetically pleasing.  Alain Locke argued – during the heart of the Harlem Renaissance – that Art must help influence society.  Critically read the text and consider this task:

Create a continuum of perspectives on these two related topics.  Find at least four different perspectives on each continuum.  Ask your peers what they think and include Alain Locke on the continuum as well.  Use quotes to justify your placement of each speaker.

Art is unnecessary <————————————–>Art is essential

Art for Art’s Sake <————————————–> Art for Social Change {propaganda}

        What role does art play in the community?

         What are the benefits of art?

         What are the drawbacks of art?

Turn in your work at the end of class.

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