Thursday, October 19, 2006

Art, Literature, and Everything in Between

So, going along with Josh's post of "What is Art?" I'd like to raise the question of what is literature, what is art, are the the same and how. In my opinion, literature falls under art. I define art as a form of expression of an intangible concept through tangible means. I would also say that all art is subjective. Literature to me is the art concerned with language. To me it is expression which requires human word, written or spoken, to convey its meaning. I'd just like to see what you all thought of this, see what you think about genres such as theatre, cinema, television, pulp fiction, the works.


1 comment:

Vvyynn said...


I'm not sure what I'm posting about, but that's never stopped me before.

Theatre is most definitly art, theatre is a combination of almost all forms of art: Painting (set painting), sculpture (Set design), Literature (Yes, Mait I agree with you, and Theatre has plenty of this), Music (All forms of theatre have sound, and sound is just another form of music. And the most pathetic of all theatre, musicals, are all about singing horrible songs), theatre even includes lame forms of art such as dance (ooh, that'll get some people fired up).

So, thus, Theatre is art, and art is theatre. Art is not only theatre, and I really don't think dance is that lame. I just don't get it, and I don't think it should be presented as theatre or as film, or what-not.

Stay tuned for a rant on film!