San Diego City College The Idea of Art for Arts Sake Discussion


Discussion – The idea of “art for art’s sake”.

The concept of “art for art’s sake” has long been abandoned by anthropologists in reference to the works discussed in Chapter 14.

In other words, many academics feel that all of the objects, images, and artistic ancient efforts were purely utilitarian.

What do you think about this – is  this a fair assessment?

Could this position potentially demean and dismiss the possible intentions regarding the need for personal expression?