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In sociology, taste is an individual's personal and cultural patterns of choice and preference. Taste is drawing distinctions between things such as styles, manners, consumer goods and works of art and relating to these.
And to judge another person from the result of the effect they have from art on their soul, is just bad form in my opinion.
The Japanese have been making simple yet beautiful art and landscapes captivating for more than a millennia . Seen a Zen rock garden?
Again, just my opinion. The "end result" is the effect on the soul, not the quantity, nor quality of the depiction, or medium.
- if someone is touched by bad writing there's inherent subjective worth
Oh, it’s not just subjective. It makes the purveyors of bad taste a lot of money. And the world becomes an uglier and more ignorant place with the appearance of each of their hideous productions.
-there's worth to be found in poetic emotions.
Poetic emotion and bad taste are not the same things. Would you like me to recite you some Shakespeare, or would you prefer one of the Romantics, or perhaps someone a little more recent, such as T.S. Eliot, Philip Larkin or Robert Conquest? Or someone contemporary, even, like Clive James?
Frankly, I suspect it would all be a bit of wasted effort. So here’s some Ogden Nash, that well-loved bard of pablum Middle America for you.
- this is about the personal experience of someone having been subjectively touched by writing
Cheap at the price, I should say. Like dating someone who has no head for alcohol.
Representative art style verses realism..like comparing classical music to rock and asking which one is more classical music sounding.
As far as taste being part of someones character..I dont buy it. people can like things significantly different than their character. biker vegans listening to classical music while doing meth