Trying to figure out art? If it's pretty, it's good, right?

Portrait by David Clayton
If I like something, it must be "good," right? And I mean "good" in the moral sense. If a painting or piece of music is pleasing to me, then it's good. That's how we judge art, isn't it - it's subjective.

Listen to what an artist has to say. David Clayton has some thoughts to share on chocolate cake, Picasso, beauty and truth. It's worth a read.

The answer for me lies in accepting that we have varying abilities to recognize goodness, truth and beauty. This gap between reality and our perception of it has its roots in our impurity. Since the Fall, we see these qualities only ‘through a glass darkly’ so to speak and our judgement, to varying degrees, can be disordered.

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