Monday, 19 August 2013

Art is a hammer


Here we go again.  What is art?   Is it only art if it is hanging in a gallery?  Tolstoy didn't think so.  Neither does Peter Byrchmore.  Peter, of punk rock bands Goldblade, G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S., The Nightingales and The Membranes, sees art as something that pervades our whole lives, even if it is a blunt instrument.

Tolstoy agrees - even answering the "is wallpaper art?" question by specifically commenting on the "ornamentation of houses".  

Leo also said that man uses words to transmit meaning, but uses art to transmit his feelings. 
NonProphet, Southampton street art, 2012

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