>> I would argue against having an NEA at all, but if we must have an NEA then >> its scope should be strictly limited to educational or archival purposes. >> Not one penny for emerging artsts! Let them survive or fail on their own >> merits. >Gosh - what if the Pope hadn't funded Michelangelo? I know it's not the >same situation, but for centuries emerging artists have received support >both from patrons and governments. >-- >Sandra Hildreth >Home Page: http://www.northnet.org/hildreth >Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660 >School Pages: http://www.northnet.org/mwcsart/mwart.htm >Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617
The difference is that standards were more widely understood and reflected
the tastes of the culture. Also, a piece of art was considered to be a
functional object, not merely individual expression.
Individual should certainly be free to express themselves in any way they
choose short of making themselves a public nuisance, but it should be done
on their own nickel.