Sacred Art Briefly Considered
How often have we heard it said that beauty is in the mind of the beholder, that it has no objective existence of its own? The proof offered by some is that abstract art has an appeal unmatched by representational art, whereas others see “objective” art as obviously superior to the “empty forms” of abstract art. This, it seems to me, is not a proof of anything more than that some people might see beauty where it is not, and others might not see it where it is. But relativism in art is as wrong as relativism in morals.