posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 05:02 PM
reply to post by GENERAL EYES
Unfortunately, regulation of artistic content HAS been enforced in several societies. For one, Pharaonic Egypt. There was a single "approved" style.
This style lasted, with only minor changes, for hundreds of years. Now we can look back at Egyptian artifacts and painting and be impressed by it...
but can you imagine living in such an artistically stagnant environment? Where the art stays identicaal for you, and your
A more modern example? the USSR and yes, Nazi Germany. Both of these nations only allowed "approved" art to be made. Only "good" painting,
sculpture, song, and poetry was allowed, with the standards set by dictators. Those who broke the bold tended to die, if they didn't make it out to
freer climes beforehand. Neither nation, for every other impact they made on history and the modern world, contributed a damned thing to the
advancement of arts or culture.
Just because it's Plato, doesn't mean that it's right.
So what standards, if any should we hold? My way of thinking is simple; was anyone harmed, without their consent, as an integral part of making the
art? if not, then there's nothing wrong with it.