Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Art Quote- Writer Robert Anton Wilson

When speaking about art as a way of trying to communicate what we perceive so that other people will perceive it more or less the same way, Robert Anton Wilson said, 

"Art is a form of seduction. There are rapists in the intellectual world. They become politicians. The seducers become artists. We try to seduce people into our reality instead of leading them there with a gun."


Leslie Avon Miller said...

Well, that's one way to look at it!

Shayla said...

agreed, there are a million ways to look at and create art

Tracy said...

WOW... heavy words, but what a great way to think about it! I'm a seductress... Who knew! ;o) haha... Happy Day, Shayla. Love the quotes you find. ((HUGS))

Shayla said...

They are heavy, kind of shocking. I The part that intrigued me was about 'seduction'. I feel he 'called me out'. My stuff is very much about a message, just like John Lennon's "Imagine" was about a message.

Art feels like a safer way for me to express my thoughts. Perhaps it's because it doesn't confront people, but invites, gives them a choice. I'd never viewed that as 'seduction' and he's given me food for thought.