BiblioFiles Episode #6: Should Art be Beautiful?

Sometimes a conversation is just so good that we can't let it drop after only one episode! This time we decided to continue our discussion about art by asking the question "should art be beautiful?" We want our children to see and know that which is truly beautiful, but do we do them harm when we also neglect that which is ugly? There's a lot of truth, beauty, and goodness action in this episode–we hope you enjoy!

Referenced Materials:

Cheers, directed by James Burrows

Married with Children, created by Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye

–"Beauty" (taken from Nature: Addresses and Lectures) by Ralph Waldo Emerson

–"Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

–The Dadaist movement

–"Musee des Beaux Arts" by W.H. Auden

 

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