“All art is quite useless.”
A very good morning to one and all present here. My beginning with the famous quote from Oscar Wilde is a prelude to what I am to talk about- art and aesthetics.
Art and aesthetics are terms that are often confused with each other and go hand in hand. While art is a broader aspect, aesthetics is a branch within it. Aesthetics, in fact, is the study of beauty.
Again, the beauty of either is subjective or relative. It varies from critic to critic, person to person. After all, as the saying goes, ‘to see the beauty of Laila requires the eyes of Majnoon’.
Thankfully enough, we have our world blessed with enough and more artists, who in turn bless us with their art and aesthetics. For it is the very same Oscar Wilde who says “It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection.”.