Conceal the Artist, Not the Art (Dorian Grey)

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“… conceal the artist is art’s aim.”

I agree with Oscar Wilde, however I wish that art would conceal the actual intentions of the artist. Today, many film producers, authors, writers, and artists work very hard to publish and create great works of art. Not only do they want recognition for their works, but they also want bundles of cash. Art is not made to merely entertain or persuade anymore. The main objective is popularity, money, and high status. Do you think J.K. Rowling would have written as many Harry Potter books as she did if there was no payment or recognition involved? Would George Lucas have made the entire Star Wars trilogy if he didn’t expect some sort of payoff or status? I believe that these are very valid questions that persist in society. No longer is passion alone necessary to succeed, but in addition, the drive to succeed and the want to trump other artists and creators in the respective fields of art.

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