The highest art form: what is it?

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  1. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    Poetry
    Opera
    Symphony/classical in general
    ballet
    literature
    sculpture
    painting
    reality tv
    ecc.

    what do you consider it to be?
     
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    For me, cinema then literature. Though I have just got back from Barcelona and architecture has got to rank fairly high.
     
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    javyn Senior member

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    IMO the more abstract, the higher art form it is to me.

    So,

    1. Music
    2. The written word
    3. Paintings and such
    4. Film
     
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    cinema, because it encompasses all the rest.
     
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    I'd have to say music.
     
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    Love.
     
  9. Tokyo Slim

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    How did reality television even make the OP's list? Is anyone seriously going to say that its the highest form of art? Baffling.

    cinema, because it encompasses all the rest.

    I agree that it CAN encompass all the various forms of high art, but that also, it can be purile and lowbrow as well. Thats what I like about it.

    That being said, why try and elevate one art form above the rest? There are some instances where, when communicating a certain image, emotion, or narrative, when film falls short of standalone still photography, poetry, music, or literature.

    This question is like asking which tool on the Swiss Army knife reigns supreme. None of them do, which is why there is more than one tool.

    Thats my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.
     
  10. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    How did reality television even make the OP's list? Is anyone seriously going to say that its the highest form of art? Baffling.




    Good to see an appreciation of irony all round.
     
  11. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Love.
    Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.
     
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    Art is only an illusion of beauty.
     
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    Good to see an appreciation of irony all round.
    Even irony can be unforgivably distasteful. [​IMG] I was just making sure you hadn't lost your marbles or something.
     
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    Art is only an illusion of beauty.
    I feel the same way. The highest form of art, doesn't exist.
     

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