Philosopher Alain de Botton gives his top five reasons why art is such a vital force for humanity. Are we wrong to like pretty pictures? Why is some art painful to look at? Can art heal your feelings of urban alienation? relax, watch, and find out.
Guardian Culture. "What is Art For: Alain de Botton's Animated Guide." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 24 Oct. 2014. Web. 22 Jun. 2018. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVIQOytFCRI
Was da Vinci an artistic genius? Sure, but he was also born in the right place at the right time -- pre-Renaissance, Western artists got little individual credit for their work. And in many non-Western cultures, traditional forms have always been prized over innovation. So, where do we get our notions of art vs. craft? Laura Morelli traces the history of how we assign value to the visual arts.
Morelli, Laura. "Is There a Difference Between Art and Craft." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 6 Mar. 2014. Web. 14 Jun. 2018. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVdw60eCnJI