Thoughts & Insights

Art Is like Love

Art is free of any obligation, said OUBEY. Art is a daughter of freedom, said Friedrich Schiller.

Art is like love. It’s unconditional, radical and cannot be shackled. Love cannot be bought nor can it be negotiated. Love is. Or love isn’t. Art is like love.

Different from love yet often confused with it, people have affairs, liaisons, flirts, crushes, infatuations, obsessions and much more in this vein. Everything that’s thrilling, euphoric, infatuating, seductive, ecstatic, unforgettable, miraculous, fleeting. Caught up in this come expectations, hopes, fears, desires, dependencies, conjectures, calculated benefits, plans and interests.

Understood as love, art is a gift. Gifts are beyond price.