Aphorisms for Artists by Walter Darby Bannard

Aphorism #40

Art is entertainment.

“No!” you say indignantly. “Art is more than just entertainment!”

Entertainment is disparaged as cheap and common, something below art.

This is wrong. Art is merely a kind of entertainment that brings us something we value very highly, and it is made for those who are entertained by it. If you are not entertained by art, don’t bother with it.

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