Sunday, January 10, 2010
Is Life Art?
An ongoing discussion between my husband and me--Is Life Art? In other words, can a movie or book that just describes life in an artful way be considered art. I say yes. I am happy to see the day-to-day lives of ordinary people-the small things--played out.
He says that there has to be an "event" or a larger "observation" to make it movie or book-worthy. I guess we are talking more about movies here than books.
French movies seem to excel at reportage of these little moments. American movies never look at them. What do you think? Can an ordinary life be art?